So Santa brought me a Kindle this year. Did I already mention that? I did. Well, here I go again: Santa brought me a Kindle. (Eat it, Scott Willmon!) And I am looking to fill that puppy up with some new books. So I am needing some suggestions.
Do not suggest Going Rogue. I am exhausted by this.
But before you all leave me a list of books from hither to yon let me tell you what I like in a book, then, if the shoe fits, well, you know the rest...
I like nail biting suspense. But I do not like blood and guts.
I like love stories to some degree. But I refuse to read anything with a shirtless man on the cover.
I like things that make me feel good right before I go to bed, like anything from Jan Karon's Mitford series. I always went to bed with sweet dreams after reading those.
I like things I can't put down (a' la, Twilight).
I like biographies of Dolly Parton. Oh wait, read it already. 3x.
I like any Christian books that challenge me or condemn me. And sometimes I like them both at the same time.
I like books on discipline, raising your children or family living.
I like Biblically based books on child rearing or marriage building.
I would really like that Eat Right for Your Blood Type book, but I don't know my blood type. So if anyone knows my blood type could you leave it in the comment section for me? Thanks.
I don't like Stephen King. Though I'm sure he's a nice man.
I have not, nor am I ever going to "give Harry Potter a try."
Don't suggest anything having to do with History, how Texas seceded from the Union or Betsy Ross. (Somewhere my 12th grade History teacher is cringing.)
And although I like to consider myself intelligent, I reserve Jane Austen for the movies. Sorry, I know this is sacrilege to some, but I have not got enough hours in the day to figure out what she is saying when Keira Knightley says it just perfectly.
And though I love my Kindle I reserve the right to purchase cookbooks so I can hold them in my hand and drool over the pictures.
I like anything, anything at all by Erma Bombeck or anyone even similar to her.
I don't want to read anything having to do with business. Ever. No Bill Gates. No Seven Steps To Having The Company of Your Dreams. No CEO 101. (In fact, I almost fell asleep typing that sentence.)
Okay, so there you have it. Have I quenched any one's spirits yet? If so, then just leave me a comment telling me how disappointed you are in my reading choices. I admit, I will never get hired on as a book reviewer for The Times or The Post, and that's okay. I plan on having a book on the chart someday, so there! And when I do it will be titled...
How To Raise Your Children In a Suspenseful, God Fearing Society