Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I had time to read a book?

Dear Friends & Fellow Bloggers,

I just finished reading the most charming book. Okay, charming(?) is that the right word? How about, the most enjoyable book? No, that's not right either... Hmmmm, *checking thesaurus* entertaining? No, that's not quite right. Pleasant? Alright, how about the most pleasantly entertaining, enjoyable read I've had in a long while. Guys, this may be more of a chick book, but maybe not. I don't know, I'll have to see if I can get my husband to read it and get back to you on that. Huh? What's that? The title of the book you ask?

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by, Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows

(I know, it a mouthful. Just ask your bookseller or librarian for the 'Guernsey book' or the 'Potato Peel Pie book'.)

The format of the book is made up of letters written back and forth between the characters. Thus the reason why I'm using that very same format to blog about the book, though MUCH LESS eloquently.

You can read a brief synopsis of the book here, by a fellow blogger. I think she liked the book too! I intend to poke around the web some more to see if I can find a review by anyone who DIDN'T like it.

So kind of hard to believe I had time to read, what with all the damn painting I've been doing. Actually it's hard to believe I can even muster up the strength to type with the claw my right hand has become from being wrapped around a paint brush and roller for the past two days. But yeah, one has to do SOMETHING to occupy ones time while waiting for paint to dry.

Speaking of the bathroom project. I've been asked about pictures... As in photos of the HIDEOUSNESS that was the FORMER paint color. Nope! didn't take any pics because believe me, it was best left forgotten and NO Mike, a few days time wasn't going to make that ice cream shop/asylum green even remotely manageable. I will however consider posting pics when the project is completed. I say CONSIDER because there's just something a bit off to me, about releasing pictures of the room I use to uh, powder my nose, for all the internet to view.

In conclusion, the master bath is now a lovely hue of green, my arm should be in a sling and if you're looking for a really good book, you now have my endorsement on 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.' So don't walk, RUN to your car and... Wait! Grab your keys first, you're not going to get very far without those. Did you remember your wallet because your library card is probably in there or at least the cash you'll need to purchase the book at the store. C'mon, do I have to help you with EVERYTHING? Here's the cover of the book so you'll know what to look for:
Now, aren't you glad you dropped into The Paper Treehouse?

Happy Reading!

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Anonymous LindaHH said...

Ok, I'm taking your word for it and buying it to read on the plane. You were right about Marley and Me, so you are a credible source. Can't wait to see you. Hope Nature Girl is bringing her camera, I want to find some flowers that don't grow in Florida.

5:53 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger EmBee said...

Oh, I just know you're going to love it! Can't wait to see you and believe me, 'Nature Girl' ALWAYS has her camera... I'll bring mine too, even though she puts me to shame.

7:03 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

sounds like a good one. glad that in between coats of paint you got to enjoy that kind of fun in a book.

8:42 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Chris said...

Jeeze, the title is a book itself! :)

8:38 AM, May 23, 2009  
Anonymous Christy said...

That's funny--I've seen that book and walked right by it because the title was so long!! Maybe I'll give it a shot...but if it sucks, you have to give me chocolate or something, k

9:34 AM, May 27, 2009  

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