September 2, 2012

.august books.

OH MY! Can you believe it's September already? Seriously...September!??!! Where or where did the summer go? But now it's time to get ready for fall and that makes me very, very happy. Fall is one of my very favorite seasons, I'm excited to be back in MN to feel the chill in the air and see the leaves change colors.

Enough with my are the books I read in August:

Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me: family and friends of Chelsea Handler  Usually I'm a big fan of Chelsea Handler books, they crack me up. But this one, eeeehhh..not so much. It's stories from her friends about the lies that Chelsea Handler has told them and tricks she has played on them. Basically, if she loves you like family then she will f with you to her liking.

Yiddish with Dick and Jane: Ellis Weiner  This is a great little book! Haaa! It tells a story as Dick and Jane have grown up and it's super duper funny. Dave grew up with his dad speaking some Yiddish around the house, so I quizzed Dave on EVERY yiddish word.  He did pretty good, but if he didn't know it I just looked up the definition in the back of the book. I know that this is one that I will pick up again and again to read and learn yiddish. I think it would be great if we spoke a few yiddish words in the house when we have kids. It's a great way to keep Dave's heritage in the family!

Nickel and Dimed: Barbara Ehrenreich  This book is one you may have read in college or high school as a summer reading list. I have seen this book for years but have never read it, so when it showed up at work and I could have it for free, I jumped on it! I loved this book. Ehrenreich, a journalist, goes on assignment to find out if families coming off welfare will be able to survive working low end jobs. She spends the next few years going across America working lower end jobs and trying to survive in the different cities. In the end she finds that really it's not able to happen, she worked herself to the bone trying to make ends meet. Currently,I'm working in a low end job struggling sometimes to make it all come together so this book spoke to me. People work hard for their money, very hard, and they take pride in it..but with the way things are structured it's hard to get ahead. This book is a MUST read for everyone!!!!

Still Mostly True: Brian Andreas   Little book with drawings and little stories. Eh...not to bad but not so great.

Currently Reading:

( I LOOOOVEEEE Bill Bryson! I'm excited to dig into this books!)

I'm also reading the September Issue of Vogue....swoooonnn!!!!