So, I’m not really much of a reader… It’s funny. When I was a young girl, all I ever did was read books. I absolutely loved reading, and now I hardly ever do. I am one of those people, though, that cannot put a book down once I start reading it. So, unless I have A LOT of free time on my hands, I’m just not going to even attempt to get into a book. If I read 10 pages here, and 10 pages there, it just doesn’t hold my interest long enough for me to actually make it the whole way through. I have to sit down, and read until the book is done.
In all honesty, the last book I read was “There’s No Place Like Space!” by Dr. Seuss. My fiance and I are on a Dr. Seuss kick for our baby, and have been buying his books left and right. I just bought this book this past weekend, and had to read it. Even though Kayleigh is not here yet, we’re enjoying reading to her in the womb. This book was very cute, and educational too!
But, you’re probably not interested in the last Dr. Seuss book I read. The last real book I read was “Jitterbug Perfume” by Tom Robbins. I think I probably read this in 2009 or so, it’s been that long!! I actually had an entire weekend to myself, where I didn’t have to go anywhere or do anything, so I laid on the couch, and read this book non-stop, with only a couple of breaks where I fell asleep. The book was around 275 pages, so it was quite a haul! My eyes were very tired by the end of it, but I just couldn’t put it down. It held my interest the entire time, and I just loved the ending.
My fiance had actually got me interested in Tom Robbins. He suggested that I read “Still Life with Woodpecker“, which I did prior to reading Jitterbug Perfume. I enjoyed Still Life with Woodpecker so much that I bought Jitterbug Perfume.
Tom Robbins’ writing style is very unique, and honestly, kind of strange. His stories are very far out there, so you really have to have some imagination to follow along with them. Someone commented on Urban Dictionary, that “His writing style is simultaneously intellectual and immature, high-brow and low-brow, snobby and perfectly willing to dabble in all our human flaws.” I would say that sums it up perfectly!
After reading Jitterbug Perfume, I bought another Tom Robbins’ book, “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues“. I have tried reading this book several times now, but I just haven’t had time to sit down and read it the whole way through like I want. I really wish I were one of those people that can read a book a few pages at a time.
What’s the last book you read? Let me know in the comments!