Eligible: A Book Review

I was in a bit of a book slump after I read the Magnolia Story and my sister, Kizzi, suggested I read Elgible by Curtis Sittenfeld. She had just finished it and said it was a fantastic read!

Now, I’ll admit, when I saw it was a “modern re-telling of Pride & Predjudice,” I was a bit skeptical. Mainly because, fellow book lovers don’t judge me, but I’ve never actually read Pride & Predjudice. I know I know, how can I be a book lover and not have read a literary classic??! All I can say is, it’s never interested me to read it, but now that I’ve read this book, I’m oddly more interested. Maybe I’m backwards, I don’t know.

It took me a little bit to get into this book, but I blame that on bad timing. Once I got the characters figured out, it was hard to put down. It’s based around a family of 5 adult daughters all unmarried with a mother that is chomping at the bit to get each one married off. It’s funny, and intelligent, and keeps you guessing. If you’ve ever secretly enjoyed an episode of the Bachelor (it’s my guilty pleasure) then you’ll enjoy this book! You never know what might come out of the mouth of the two younger sisters Kitty and Lydia. Or what crazy thing Mr. and Mrs. Bennett will come up with next. It’s entertaining and the perfect, easy-breezy read to add to this Spring’s book list. I look forward to checking out a few more of Curtis Sittenfeld’s books. Fingers-crossed they’re as good and funny as this one!

What are you currently reading or wanting to read?

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Thunder Cake


Do any of you remember the book Thunder Cake from when you were a kid? I think about this book fondly, as I remember having my parents read it to me over and over again. Today as it was storming in my little corner of the world, I was trying to cover up all of my flowers to protect them from the hail coming,  all I could think of was the young girl in the story counting between the thunder to see how far the storm was away. I felt like that girl, trying to get everything done before the storm hit. Covering all the hard work I’ve already put into my flowerbeds and flower pots, getting all the animals where they’d be safe and out of the storm, then rushing to get myself to safety before everything hit.

It thundered and I started counting, ” 1…2…3…4…5…6….7…8…9…10…1CRASH!” I couldn’t help but let a grin sweep across my face, thinking about the anticipation I would have when reading the story, wondering if she’d get all the ingredients for her babushka’s Thunder Cake in time.

This is still one of my favorite stories.If you’ve never read it,read it. If you have kids or grandkids, get them this book, I promise they’ll not only have fun listening to the story, but you’ll have fun reading it.

Now, I think I’m going to see if I happen to have the ingredients for a Thunder Cake. Goodnight!