Friday, October 23, 2009

Florida Part Deux

I promised pictures of the house. Being a first time homebuyer actually I'm not buying it, but I'll be living in it just the same has been a complete nightmare. Our closing got pushed back again. The underwriter needed this and that. I freaked out because I had EIGHT days left to vacate, and called my leasing office yesterday, and at least, they haven't rented out my apartment yet. That alleviated quite a bit of my homelessness worry. I can always extend or live there until we get this house or another house if that's what ends up being the case. But enough of that, and on to a much more fun conversation!
If case you're a new reader, or in case you happened to miss this during one of my ramblings on here, my undergraduate degree is in English with a concentration of literature. Would ya believe I loooooove to read? I bet with that degree, you'd nevvvvvver have guessed. These are the books I read on the way, during, and back from Florida. Normally, I am a classics kinda girl. Give me Bronte, Austen, Tolstoy, or give me death. Ha, no, really I'm a fiction girl. But on trips, the beach, poolside, I love modern chick lit. Although, I had to get in one good, old fashioned book!





I must give thanks to one of my bloggy friends, Katie, for this book. I read this in its entirety on the way. The main male character reminded me a little bit of LC. This is a very good leisurely read!


This was a good read as well. It really makes you think hard. Some times, the grass isn't always greener on the other side!


I love this movie and had never read the book. One thing I found interesting unlike the movie(maybe it was like this and I don't remember) is that in the book it's written in letters. Celie writes letters to God, and Celie's sister writes letters to her. All in all, I absolutely loved this book. It's a real tug at your heart kind of story. I would recommend this to anyone!

This book I just could NOT put down. So so good if you like this kind of stuff. I'm a nerd and love History. And Queen Elizabeth, she was a smart little cookie=)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

hope everything works out on the house!! Sounds so frustrating. I need to read more good books like that, but I'm too busy watching snapped! bawhaha Hope your having a great day! =)

Nancy said...

Hang in there, I went through so much drama with my closing and it all worked out in the end. Praying for a quick resolve.

Ruth said...

I hope everything works out with the house.
I will have to check out those books.

Unknown said...

Ok, that's it I'm going to Amazon to purchase The Virgin's Lover....I've heard so much about this book. Thanks for giving me that last nudge to purchase :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I LOVED all those books, and i'm a classics girl too! Give me Austen any day, but a little preppy beach novel doesn't hurt every once in a while either! Have a great Sat.!

Mama Elle said...

Good luck with the house! And all of those books look SO GOOD! If I only had the time...

CAC muffin said...

sorry to hear about the closing getting pushed back :( that sucks

I loved the WASP book too- very cute flirty and fun!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I loved the first two as well. And, now I really want to read the other two!

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