It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

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My house is officially Christmafied. (That is most definitely a word. Look it up, it’s right next to refudiate.) Every last of my snowman chachkies have been spread around every available surface. The tree (fresh and lovely) has been adorned with lights and ornaments. And our stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. It’s all very cozy and picturesque. I love it!

I hope your weekends were just as fun-filled as my own and that your readings were just as delightful. 🙂

Here’s what I’ve been enjoying in between garland and tinsel:

Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi – This book was a great, great read. It was both eye-opening and tragic as de Rossi delves into her dark past of binging, purging, and anorexia. I don’t know much about these eating disorders so reading it from a firsthand perspective was interesting. I thought it was very well done as de Rossi purportedly wrote all of it herself. A must read especially if you or someone you know has dealt with eating disorders.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dare’s by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – I’m almost finished with this one and it’s been entertaining. Cohn and Levithan also teamed up for two others, one of which was made into the cute movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. I enjoy the interplay of the two lost souls that are the protagonists. The book takes place over the Christmas season and starts with a secret note to an unknown recipient written in a notebook and, I’m hoping, will end in fairy tale, soulmatish love that will make me smile.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading AND, as I’ve been in a cookie-baking kind of mood, what’s your favorite holiday cookie?

  1. I really loved Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Now I want to read their first book. Have a great week!

  2. They both sound good…the one by Portia De Rossi is especially intriguing to me. I’ve seen some of her pictures from back when she was scary thin.

    I think my favorite part of the holidays is finding those old collectible Christmas ornaments or decorations, no matter how kitschy they might be….what would a holiday be without those memorable objects?

    My Monday:

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  3. I read a bit about Portia DeRossi’s book in People while getting a pedicure. Doesn’t that make me sound like a lady who lunches? It sounds interesting.

  4. Unbearable lightness sounds really good and I love ginger snaps (there is a really cool Bavarian style town near where I live that is really popular for Christmas and sells the best gingersnaps I have ever tasted).

  5. I don’t think I really have an unfavorite holiday cookie. Well, anything with coconut is yuck, but otherwise, it’s all good. It was a slow reading week for me. I’ve been reading The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, which I received as an early birthday gift. I suppose zombies aren’t traditional holiday fare, so perhaps my next read will be something a little lighter.

    • Literary Feline
    • December 7th, 2010

    I bet your house looks wonderfully festive! Hubby and I decided not to put up decorations this year since we’re in the process of packing. So, I’m getting my decoration fix through others.

    I’ve heard such good things about Unbearable Lightness. I am glad you enjoyed it!

    I’m not sure I have a favorite holiday cookie–one that someone else makes for me? LOL

    I hope you have a great week!

  6. I loved Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist so I just ordered Dash and Lily’s Book of Dare’s for my Christmas reading. Thanks for letting me know it exists! 😀 I can’t wait to start reading.

    My all time favorite cookie is white chocolate, macadamia and caramel but for Christmas I just make a batch of triple chocolate chip (milk, semi-sweet and dark or white chocolate depending on the mood) and then do a whole bunch of sugar cookies. Every year I have a cookie party just before Christmas where we drink very strange drinks and decorate all of the sugar cookies. It is always highly entertaining!

  7. I’m reading Lauren Oliver’s Delirium and Scott Sigler’s Contagious.

    I’m always in the mood for chocolate chip cookies.

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