Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Books

I received two new books in the mail today!

Home Is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson (Boo Mama)
Running With the Girls by Lacie Whyte and Dane Rauschenberg

I know that Sophie's book will be fantastic!  I flipped through it today while we were waiting for Julie to get her driver's license renewed (in Mississippi, when you get your license at age 16, it is an intermediate license, and then after 6 months you can get your permanent license).  Anyway, I was thrilled to see names of friends from Mississippi State talked about in the book.  Sophie and I were at MSU together.  We reconnected while going through rush……we were in the same group because of our last names (Sims and Simmons).  Previously we knew each other from Mary Alpha's dance classes when we were in elementary school.  Anyway, Sophie is a gifted writer, and I love the familiarity of her settings and characters.

Running With the Girls is a collection of stories about female runners.  Real life women, not necessarily start athletes, but women who love to run and began running for a variety of reasons.  I'll let you know how I like it after I read it.

I am about 3/4 finished with Pride and Prejudice.  I am really enjoying this book, and I cannot believe that I have never read it before now.  It is Clay's next book for English this year, and unfortunately, I do not think he will like it at all.  It is such a girl book!  He will survive though. And write a paper about it too!

Going to read now.

1 comment:

  1. Love P&P! Don't discount it for your son -- our guys here, including one decidedly non-chick-flick son, enjoyed the BBC version of the movie enough to watch it more than once, and I think that made it more fun for them to read the book.