books and stuff

March 1, 2015

Oh hey.
So me and Ben have been on this book kick lately.
It started when I bought some books for the honeymoon and only read one of them.
Then I started the other one, which was The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, and in typical Meighan fashion I never even finished it.
In fact, I'm not even sure where the book is at this point.
I felt like the beginning was so depressing!
An old man trapped in a car after he ran off the road in snow?  Jesus!  How sad.  I cried within like, the first two pages and then I just couldn't bring myself to read anymore.

So fast forward like, a month or so, and my co-worker was talking to me about this sci-fi book called Timeline.  Obviously, I have never read this, or any other science fiction book.
Wait- does Divergent or Hunger Games count?  Anyways.
So he bought me the book for my birthday and I've been reading it (very slowly) and trying to get into it.
So far not so good.  I'm still trying though.
I love to read.
Ben, on the other hand, hates to read.  Like, would rather do anything than read a book.
So the other night when he said "let's go to the book store" I was like, wait, what???
He bought not one but two books and is actually enjoying reading them!  I'm so proud.
My BFF, who was an English & Journalism major in college, always told me that there is no one left who appreciates a good printed book, and I think she's right. 
So I stopped buying books on my iPad and started buying actual books.

I bought two more books at B&N the other night, and just ordered four more from B&N online!
Truth be told, I may never finish all these books, but at least I will never run out of good reading material!
Hopefully this summer I can put them to good use at the beach.
*hint hint wink wink*
Who am I kidding, my husband doesn't read this blog.
Okay, so I'm going to update my book goals list for this year if anyone is even interested in that.
I keep telling myself I will not buy anymore books until I have finished the ones I have, but we all know that's a lie.  At least books are cheap, right?
I mean, I could have a Coach handbag problem or something... 
oh, wait... 
Happy Sunday!!
P.S.  since we are talking about it, are there any books you guys want to recommend?  Because at this point, I'm on a buying role... is my weakness.
P.P.S  has anyone ever read Timeline?  if so, tell me it gets more interesting!
P.P.P.S  Ben would like to know if y'all have any good apocalyptic/robot apocalypse book recommendations?
And go!


  1. For an apocalyptic book, I would say World War Z. The movie is one of my favorites when it comes to that genre.

  2. You have to go back and read the Longest just have to! I have read a shit ton of books lately. I have read 20 book in the Stephanie Plum Series, I am starting the 21st one today. I also read a YA book by my friend Joey called Yeah, Maybe in literally like two sittings.

    I have a HUGE to read list. I am guilty of buying a lot of books for the kindle app on my iPad just because it is easy...but there is nothing quite like going into the book store and getting to hold them in your hands. Smell the books. Judge them by their covers. I have a few on my to read list that I just want to actual book for, so I plan on going shopping soon! I will have plenty of suggestions once I start knocking those out after this series!

  3. I've been really into reading celebrity memoirs. I read Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, and Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and really really enjoyed all 3!