Wednesday, June 06, 2007

HELP!

So Josh and I are flying to Puerto Rico this Saturday. I'm so excited. It's going to be a great trip (jared, supergreg, sara and steve are coming too). But, I NEED something to read. I'd love something moderately trashy that doesn't require too much thought for sitting on the beach reading. Any suggestions?

17 comments:

liz s said...

what about a celebrity gossip magazine? or is that too trashy for you

daisy said...

Have you read any of the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" books? There are 4 of them. They are very easy to read (not easy as in 3rd grade level...easy as in: doesn't require a lot of thought..nothing deep, political, or emotionally heavy... JUST FUN.

I wish we were coming to Puerto Rico. Damn breastfeeding! J/K. I love breastfeeding (as you know). Have a great time!

Josh said...

Liz-
To trashy for Erin? We are talking about the girl that is on the second round of watching all the O.C.

jordan said...

Read Straight Man by Richard Russo. It is hilarious, not really trashy but a fast and easy read.

It is one of my favorite books.

robin k said...

Have a blast!

Elizabeth said...

Meg Cabot writes lots of good trashy books like that - check out the teen section they always have fun reads. I've read All-American Girl, The Mediator and a few of her teen ones which are fun. The key is to take something that you can leave behind so you dont want to take anything you like (or switch out at hostils - since they all have the Zen of Motercycle Maintenacne, then dont take that). Tony Hillerman's are also really good - fun mystries that are semi-well written. Have fun!

chyayn said...

Erin,
So here I am lurking on your blog today...and I see that you need some help? SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS was my first thought too! I highly recommend them fun, easy read and a little "trash" here and there.:) I just introduced the first book to Lindsey-ask her if she liked it:) HAVE FUN!

Shayne said...

What's reading?

Lindsey said...

Yes. I loved it--SOTTP. I can't wait for the next one. But, you have to check out #1 Ladies Detective Agency. They are so sweet and don't require a lot of intense concentration. They are great stories to take on vacation or to read while you are pregnant. I love them. And I'm totally jealous of your trip. :)

Angela said...

I too lurked onto your blog today via Laura's. Your trip sounds great! Nothing like sitting on the beach with a good book. I will have to check out SOTTP. Like Lindsey, I love #1 Ladies Det. Agency. The first one takes a bit to get into, but after that you can't help but love them. I have read the first three and loved each one. Have a great trip!

liz said...

COSMO!

just kidding.

Carrie said...

Wow! Have fun! Unfortunaley my little family doesn't let me read much unless it's to them. My husband always tells me to turn out the light if I try to read in bed (my prefered way to read). So, sorry no help on the book thing.

The Willfords said...

Erin,
Brittany Call told me about Emily Peters (author) mysteries and they are pretty good. Certainly something you could leave behind or bang up a bit.
There are a few character series that she does. Amelia Peabody is probably her most popular.

Erin said...

I LOVE SSOTP (is this the new cool way to say it, Lindsey?) I just finished the last one, and they are so perfect for a vacation, I considered reading them again.

Thanks for all the great recommendations.

After spending an evening at the library I came away with:
Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury (a new sequel to Dandelion Wine, one of my favorite books ever)
Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the SATs by Paula Marantz Cohen (this one will make me miss Liz)
Straight Man by Richard Russo (this better not be like Confederacy of Dunces, Jordan).
I need to read No. 1 Detectives, thanks for the reminder-

jared said...

erin if you want trashy reading i can bring you a few issues of maxim magazine(long story).

Dani said...

Read "Twilight" or "Kite Runner"

Mom in Mendon said...

Besides #1 Detectives, Alexander McCall Smith also has a little mystery series set in Scotland featuring Isabel Dalhousie: Friends, Lovers and Chocolate; The Right Attitude to Rain; Sunday Philosophers Club. Very light.

Hope your trip is WONDERFUL.