Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Group Read is...

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield! I read this back in January of 2009 and really really liked it! I am not going to have enough time to re-read, but I am sure you allll will enjoy it! If anyone would like to guest blog about it, you may contact me at pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com. I will be sure to post some discussion posts along the way!

Goodreads.com Description: A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown, she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with–and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.

I really can't tell you enough how good it is! I always liked Laura Bush because she seems so danged nice and just not who I would think the devil er I mean George Bush should be married too! I am going to be reading The Perfect Wife (which is about her) and I want to read her new auto- bio that is coming out!

Enjoy! Oh and 18 days of school left.. not that I'm counting.. not that my sanity may be diminished.. not that I want to be done testing and .. and ... and...

So sadly, I may not be posting too much right now as I am just going out of my mind crazy.. though I do have a review that I need to type up soon!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Hooray! Everyone who has read this raves about it so I am looking forward to reading it.

I can probably help you out with a guest post.

Sounds like it worked out perfectly that we are reading a book that you've read - sounds like you are uber busy!!

Marie Cloutier said...

I liked this book a lot too. It would be interesting to compare it to Laura Bush's actual autobiography.

Kelly said...

I'm excited it's the book this month, especially since I'm reading it already haha. It's great though :) I want to read the other Laura Bush books too...I'm interested now.

Totally hear you on the end of the day crazyness. Though I'm still at 35 days of so. It's enough to make you a little crazy though, huh?

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Yay!!! I'm excited AW won! :) It's no secret I am obsessed with Laura Bush and will read anything I can get my hands on about her. I picked up her memoir yesterday and can't wait to really dig in, I think it's going to be really good!
Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks about this book!