Thursday, April 23, 2009

This & That

It has been ages since my last post, and I guess it is because being unemployed, I feel like I don't have many new and exciting adventures to post about. I basically read a lot, walk a lot, internet a lot and do stuff in illustrator once in a while. The last book I read was just so great that it deserves it's own blog post.

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy.

My dear friend Olivia recommended this book to me quite a few months ago, and she has never steered me wrong. I loved this book instantly, and the main character, Sally Jay, was just so adorable and funny from the get go. All the characters are quite quirky and the way Miss Sally Jay describes them all, along with herself, just made me giggle and grin throughout all 200 something pages. I finished the book within a week, and that is because I was trying to take my time so it wouldn't end too quickly. I think this will be one of those books I remember for a long time and re read often, not to mention that I have already been recommending it to people left and right.

I love books written during the 50s and 60s about that time period, and this book was no exception. If only I had a time machine...


olivia said...

Awww Michelle! Glad you liked it! I LOOOOOVE that book.


christine/silverspeck from LJ said...

I read somewhere (perhaps NY Book Review site) that this was Sally Jay is the original "Bridget Jones" because of her antics.

I'm reading it now... so far so good :) Thx to you and Olivia!