Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Week 2009: Day 4

Happiness is a house full of books!

I absolutely love to read and wish I more time to do it. Here's what is currently waiting on my bookshelf while I finish The Host:

This one is an Oprah's Book Club book, but don't hold that against it. I think it sounded great before I knew that tidbit. (Don't throw stones, I just don't usually care for Oprah's choices. I'm just saying...)

Good Omens was suggested by a friend of mine. Apparently it is a funny account of the coming Apocolypse, which, as a personal rule, do NOT read about, but this one appealed to me. Here's a blurb:

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...

This truly is right up my alley because I love dark humor. (The Royal Tennenbaums anyone?) I think I'll enjoy it.



  1. Oh, snap! I am happy about books too, today! (PS I read some Terry Pratchett years ago and really enjoyed the books - it made me very unhappy to learn that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year ...)

  2. Awesome! You'll have to let me know which ones you liked. So sad about his Alzheimer's :(