Friday, October 16, 2009

Books is good...

I went to the library today. This is our library. Kind of cool. It used to be a house and in the children's room there is actually a pool under the floor. I can never get over that. A pool. Under the floor. Weird.

Anyway the librarian and I have this deep connection. She's all like, come have this dark, bitter coffee with me in this dusty corner of the library and we'll discuss the symbolism evident in Proust's early works compared to his descent after the death of his mother and father. And I'm all like, Yes, lets....Ok actually she's like, You owe $1.28 in overdue fees for Nora Roberts', "Montana Sky". And I'm all like, can I get you next time, I'm kinda short on cash. And she shrugs her shoulders.

ANYWAY...I wasn't sure what I wanted to read. So I wandered around and figured out that I would like to read a book about a girl who is not fancy or too-too smart and is very self-deprecating. I like that in a chick. There should be animals in the book. Preferably goats. I do like goats. And romance. I like books with romance. And mystery. Not like Scooby-Doo mystery. Or maybe exactly like Scooby-Doo mystery. It should be not too high-brow and fun to read and not too long, but long enough that it’s not stupid.

It should be kind of a Helen Fielding meets Stephen King and they go visit Barbara Kingsolver for coffee but end up getting drunk on Narraganset and coffee brandy and sending hate email to Lavyrle Spencer. That’s the kind of book I want to read.

But I got this instead...

No, I actually didn't.  Not that I have ANYTHING against bodice rippers.  On a cold Maine night, with a big bowl of buttered popcorn, Lindt chocolate truffles and a bottle of cheap wine, no kids and a big thick regency romance?  Oh yeah, baby. 

I could get this one...

It does say it's a CLASSIC love story.  But no, just not in the mood. 

I like Coen Brothers movies, The Big Lebowski, O' Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old I'll try this one.

Oh and here is one about a horse and a fox with a jacket on.  IRONIC.  Is that irony?  Yah, I think the fox with the red coat on is ironic.  So there are animals in it.  AND I think they solve a mystery.  Very Scooby Doo.  I think I'll get this one. 

And this is in the non-fiction section, where I rarely venture. 

But there is a goat on the back cover.  So, yeah I think I'll get this one too. 

So I didn't get what I was looking for.  Maybe I need to write a book.

Smiles from the (barely literate) farm,


  1. Oh Lisa, I would love to read, no time, I am the sort of person who when you come into my home, you see stacks and stacks of magazines, all waiting to be to the recyling bin is where they end up, I would rather do that, then have to dust them off.......ok, maybe some day......I will actually read them. Char

  2. I have books stacked up on my dresser to read. Maybe I will get to them this winter on those long winter nights by a cozy fire. Sounds wonderful. I do get around to reading Countryside, Hobby Farm, Backyard Poultry. Now that is a magazine.

  3. Lisa, you should write a book. I'd buy it. You are a good writer and keep me laughing. You really should consider writing. I love to read your blog. Too funny!


  4. The goat on the stand...lovely picture that. But on a stand? I DO NOT think so. Doesn't your library have any books about Peanuts???

  5. I'd buy your book. Have you read Goat Song?