Book A Day Challenge Days 24 & 25

Book A Day Challenge Days 24 & 25

It’s going to be an exciting finish.  We’ll see if I can make it to 30!

IMG_1692G read two Eric Carle books, Today is Monday, which was hard, and The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, which wasn’t.  But both super fun and he liked them.

I listened to Yes Please by Amy Pohler.  She read it along with a few friends helping her along the way: Kathleen Turner, Seth Meyers, Patrick Stewart, Carol Burnett, her parent, and probably one or two more that I forgot about.

I liked it, but for me, I felt like she was trying to hard.  Maybe that’s just part of her charm, because I know she’s funny.  I laughed and learned that she’d been at this comedy thing longer than I thought.  I was impressed to learn about the Upright Citizens’ Brigade that she helped form, less impressed with her sex tips. She is accomplished and successful and full of energy.  I LOVE Parks and Recreation and might have loved a book written by the great Leslie Knope even better.

I also listened to what will surely be added to my list of favorite books, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.  I found it addictive.  I couldn’t wait to sit down and put my feet up to read.  But, I should point out that this is not a true story, it is not an autobiography.  It’s fiction.  Miss Jane was 110 years old when she was being interviewed for this book, having been a slave until Lincoln freed her. She thinks she was 11, but isn’t sure.  She tried to start walking to Ohio, but never did make it out of Louisiana.  Her plight was choppy, I mean, she ‘s covering 110 years in a 300 page book, but her stories were perfect.  I loved the writing and I broke into tears in the middle (this almost never happens!)  I wanted to spend way more time with Miss Jane, but I find solace in the fact that there is an old movie I can watch.


One thought on “Book A Day Challenge Days 24 & 25

  1. There are some people, like Pohler, who don’t have quite enough material for a book so it does come across that they’re trying to hard. I’ve found a lot of books like hers don’t work for me because of that.

    I’m adding The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman to my wish list.

    The month ends tomorrow – you’ve got this!!

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