My First Twitterature Post

twitterature-graphic1I’ve been reading Anne’s Twitterature posts at Modern Mrs. Darcy for months now, as well as many of the bloggers who link up with her.  Every time I read it I think, “Oh, yeah, I’m gonna do that next month!” and then I promptly forget until the next month rolls around and I realize I have nothing prepped.  Well, not this month! Even though I didn’t remember to write short reviews of books as I read them during the past month I’m going to pull out my Kindle and wing it with a few . . . just to get in the habit.

Best book I’ve read recently and a must-read for all mothers of boys, no matter what age: Masterminds and Wingmen

By the author of the best-selling Queen Bees and Wannabes, this is a real-life, nitty-gritty look at the issues parents of boys face.  I devoured it like a box of Girl Scout Cookies.  And the best part was that it left me with the realization that I’m a pretty darn good parent, and have done a lot of things right instinctively.  I hate those child-rearing books that make every parent want to reverse time to conception and do every single thing different, don’t you?

I re-read an old John Grisham book, The Pelican Brief.

I haven’t liked much of his later work, but his early books still dazzle.  I’m going to re-read The Rainmaker soon.

Storm of Love – A Historical Romance Set During the American Revolutionary War

This was a Kindle freebie I downloaded because I fell in love with the cover, something I rarely do. It’s not even a genre I’ve ever read. But I enjoyed it.  It was very well-written and nicely paced.  However it also serves as a cautionary tale to self-pubbers out there: There were actual “notes to self” in this book.  I don’t know if the author uploaded the wrong version or what, but it was the literary equivalent of walking around with a booger on your nose.  Poor guy.

Silence, a YA book about a girl who hasn’t spoken in eleven years.

Yes, it’s a bit unbelievable that parents and teachers would just “work around” this sort of disturbance in a child, and even more so that she’d maintain a romantic relationship.  But somehow the author pulls it off – I stayed up late to finish it.

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    1. I bought the softcover rather than the Kindle because I suspected there would be so many things I would want to dog-ear and come back to . . . and I guessed right!

  1. I accidentally stumbled upon Masterminds and Wingmen this fall–of course I knew about Queen Bees and Wannabees (thanks to Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan) but I had no idea there was a male counterpart. My oldest son is approaching junior high age (cringe) and so I need to read this, and soon–even though it will probably be very, very painful.

    Thanks for sharing your reads with us!

  2. First of all, first thing tomorrow I’m ordering Masterminds and Wingmen! Second, I laughed so hard I peed my pants at “the literary equivalent to walking around with a booger on your nose.” So thank you for that!!!

  3. Masterminds and Wingmen is something I’m going to HAVE to read. Soon. I like the thought of a parenting book that won’t make me feel like I’ve screwed everything up. I’m glad you’re on the Twitterature circuit now 😉

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