Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"Please don't eat me! I have a wife and kids! Eat them!" - Homer Simpson

So it turns out that I might actually be onto something with this blog thing. Says H. Now that it has come to his attention that we have received several different books to review and are a stop on a real-life author's upcoming virtual book tour. (Hi, Ayun! See you August 22!)

BUT he doesn't enjoy that you only get MY side of the story.
(Because we all know, it is all about HIM.)

So, in the interest of fairness, I offer a list of things H HAS eaten:

termites
grasshoppers
mice
tail of cow
head of cow
skin of cow
belly of cow

So, now you know. Perhaps if I just threatened to fall on my sword if he didn't eat pork chops or shrimp, he'd ingest them happily.

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I finished Rebecca Johns' Icebergs yesterday. It is an elegantly written, quiet, but strong book. I felt as if I really got to know the characters, their lives, their emotions, their thoughts. Even the unlikeable characters are nicely drawn, so while you may not like them, you at least kind of get them. Dottie is amazing and reminds me of a cross between My Antonia and a little book I read a few years ago called Rachel Calof's Story.

While you're checking out this book, check out Rebecca's website, too. I have gotten some excellent reading suggestions from her.

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I am off to paint the back porch. I may even rip up the old green astroturf and see - tada! - what's UNDER THERE. If you don't hear from me in a few hours, someone alert the authorities.

9 comments:

MsCellania said...

You are ambitious! My only advice is to apply some bug spray to yourself - there will be something unhappy with the un-earthing of the carpet.

Katya said...

It's YOUR blog -- you should be able to just tell your side. :)

Gina said...

I'm with Katya!

cityfarmer said...

did you find anything good under the green astroturf?

Joke said...

Well, what WAS under the AstroTurf?

-J.

Surfing Free said...

Can anything survive an astroturf blanket?

I love your bookreviews and they have formed the basis of quite a few night time reading choices :)

Carolyn said...

Your side is the correct side anyway. We ladies have to stick together.

Your husband has eaten some yucky stuff.

Have fun discovering astroturf covered treasures.

Sarah Louise said...

The porch is painted pink, right?

Nancy said...

I'm just glad on Surviver that they don't make them eat horrible things anymore. I can't watch. Watch out for the spiders under the carpet--it is amazing where they can hide.

Thanks for the book reviews--I'm going on vacation and will need some reading material to take with me.