Frog and Toad Together Blog

Napping, Knitting, Buying Kids Clothes and Walkin' Dogs…for the people

THIS is what I was searching for November 8, 2013

Filed under: books — frogandtoadtogether @ 6:34 am

I dig the stories of the 1920’s lately. I wanted to see the reviews before I requested it from the liberry.

Advertisements
 

OitNB October 22, 2013

Filed under: books,tv — frogandtoadtogether @ 10:52 pm

Still reading it. A few characters have shown up. Including Pennsatucky. And Pornstache, but he’s called Gay Pornstar in the book.

But still no Taystee, my fave.

 

For the Dave fans out there: The New Yorker October 21, 2013

Filed under: books,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 7:47 am

New

http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/28/131028fa_fact_sedaris

 

2012 Books February 27, 2012

Filed under: books — frogandtoadtogether @ 10:38 pm

I always mean to track the books I read. I meant to do it last year but failed.

I’m reading the sequel to Chains now. It’s good. I heart YA fiction. This picks up right where Chains left off and tells the boy’s story as a Rev War soldier and the whole Valley Forge fandango. Sidenote: I love the covers of these books! Anyways, that Revolutionary War was officially a Bad Deal. FYI.

So…I’m officially going to track my 2012 reading. Hear me now! Maybe with a one word review for each!

So far in 2012:

Tiger’s Wife: cornfusing
Stone Arabia: good
Salvage the Bones: devastating
Sense of an Ending: economical
Last Brother: buzzkill
Lightning Rods: hilar
Sisters Brothers: can’t think of one word review yet
Open City: surprising
Chains: slavery!
Forge: brrrrr!

I like to say “xxxx was the best book of 201x.” I can’t say that for 2011 because I forget what I read!

So far my 2012 pick is: Sisters Brothers. Or Salvage the Bones.

Past faves: The Road. The Lonely Polygamist.

I. Love. Reading.

Hear me now!

 

Super want!! November 4, 2011

Filed under: books,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 2:50 pm

If you’re related to me AND if you draw my name for Christmas, I super want this.

It’s the perfect bathroom book – one object per poop. Super digestible little history lessons via museum objects. FAB!!!

 

NEXT!!! May 6, 2011

Filed under: 2011 Books, yo,books,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 9:01 pm

I’m going to read this.

It’s a dramatic tale of a crazy knitter who takes on an epic knitting project, the Mary Tudor. Hard to find pattern, discontinued yarn and a crazy complex pattern.

I think it’s this:

You can call me nerdy…and you’d be right.

I’m thinking it’s a knitters Julie and Julia.

I will keep you posted. ALERT THE MEDIA!!!

 

I heart comments March 15, 2011

Filed under: books,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 2:03 pm

See these two comments from BM vis-à-vis the reading:

This one is in response to History of Love:

“I read that when it first came out. It was critically acclaimed, as evidenced by the cover, but I did not think it was all that great. AND, I did not know until I read your post that she is married to the brilliant genius who penned EL&IC. And now that you mentioned similarities, I will need to read it again. I think I still own the book so I will do so as soon as I finish Pillars of the Earth, which is very long. Have you read PotE? I’m enjoying it so far.
P.S. I couldn’t even read half of Matched. So NOT the next Hunger Games. Tres disappointing!”

HEY! I READ IT EARLY ON TOO! AND I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS ALL THAT GREAT! IN FACT, I KINDA DIDN’T ‘GET’ IT. BUT I REMEMBER LITTLE BITS OF IT ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HER AND HER HUB’S BOOK. AND LIKE YOU, I THOUGHT: I SHOULD READ THAT AGAIN.

This one is in response to general book love:

“As I mentioned in a separate Comment, I am currently enjoying Pillars of the Earth. But as far as Sci-Fi goes, I loved Enders Game. I then read Enders Shadow and plan to read the 4 other books or so in the series. If you’re in the mood to read Science Fiction, and enjoy well written books about incredibly smart little boys put into adult situations and acting like they’re 39 and not 9 (and I think you just might be in that kind of mood), I highly recommend Enders Game, y’all!”

I HAVEN’T READ PotE. BUT I KNOW EVERYONE WHO’S READ IT LOOOOOVES IT. EXCEPT MY EX-SISTER-IN-LAW’S-MOTHER. SHE SAID “TOO MUCH GEOMETRY.” RE: ENDER’S GAME AND BOYS PUT IN ADULT SITUATIONS…IT’S A FINE LINE FOR ME. I GET ALL HEAVY BOOTS AT TOO MUCH KID TRAUMA. BUT I’LL CHECK IT OUT.

Thanks for commenting, BM!!