12.17.2008

book report

i was the dork in school who read every book that was assigned. i secretly loved it, but had to act annoyed at the audacity of a teacher to assign us another book to read.

there was only one book i didn't read. it was in college. i had to compare a book that i forgot to read to a movie i fell asleep in. i still have no clue how i pulled that one off.

when hallie was in town she mentioned this book to me....
























it's called cold tangerines by shauna niequist. hallie hadn't read it either, but heard it was amazing. she said you don't find out why it's called cold tangerines until the very end. this completely bothered me. i always have to read the end of a book first. i started that in school because i would rush through a book trying to figure out the ending, but not paying attention to all the things the teachers wanted you to write about.

i have only read a few parts of this book, but i was deterimined not to read the end first. i am loving it though. i'm sure i'll tell y'all all about it when i finish.

here is a quote from the book on the back cover. i don't know if it's where the title came from, but it's good....

"I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that He gave life to someone who loves the gift."

i love that last line.

i have about 4 other books i'm reading right now, but i think this one just jumped in first place.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

EMG!! i must go get cold tangerines TODAY! its killin me! i LOVED my week vacation to Jackson MS!! WOOHOOO...who knew vampires were so attractive, not me:) I love you and thank you for blogging about our priceless, fun-filled weekend, and for letting me hold baby shelby hahaha...love you so much!

Rob and Bethany said...

ok...I gotta go get it too!! Sounds great!!

The Crazy O'Reillys said...

i love this quote! molly is always trying to get me to wear my pink beaded heels more! she doesn't understand why i wouldn't want to wear them to the grocery store! so maybe i should! ;)