Monday, March 29, 2010

Love Walked In


Last night I did something that I haven't done in a long while: I read a book! As the boys were playing their MLB video game, I glanced over to my poor, dusty, forgotten bookshelf and thought, hey, I could be reading a book right now. So I waltzed over, perused the titles and picked one. I almost went for Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," but then I spied "Love Walked In" hiding behind a picture frame.

Written by Marisa de los Santos, it is the award-winning poet's first novel (She has a second now, called "Belong To Me") and I have only heard great things about it. Even Sarah Jessica Parker* gives it a thumbs up; a quote from her on the back of the book calls "Love Walked In" "exquisite and stylish," saying it "proves that love in all forms-- romantic, friendship, familial-- is all around us." Now you can see why I picked this book, huh?

I myself don't have many opinions on the book just yet-- I have only just begun to crack its spine as I passed out about 40 minutes into reading (In my defense, I started reading around midnight!). But if you've read "Love Walked In," I'd love to hear what you thought-- without giving anything away, of course!

Also, what books are you reading currently, or just finished up? I'm always adding new titles to my "must read" list-- even if it is difficult to find the time to read them! Here's hoping I actually finish this one... (you longtime readers know I have trouble with that!)

Hope you are having a happy Monday!




*As I browsed the "Love Walked In" site I discovered that Paramount Pictures is turning the book into a movie and that SJP is set to star! Love it!

10 comments:

Phoenix said...

My guy and I read children's books to each other at night...we're just about to start Fantastic Mr. Fox! :)

Erin said...

I've heard great things about this book. Now I might just have to add it to my Amazon wishlist...

Currently I'm reading And God Created the Au Pair. It is hilarious!

Any mail from me yet?

Dionne said...

I have never heard of this book, but I am looking for some titles to read while relaxing on a picnic blanket this spring. I will check this out.

trishie said...

Sounds like a lovely read!
I'm currently reading the elegance of the hedgehog. it's intriguing and it think it's gonna be good!

Linda said...

OOh, the title sounds very lovely.

I'm currently soaking up A General Theory on Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon. I've barely cracked the spine on this too, but it was a recommendation from a friend that discusses love from a scientific perspective.

The last book that I loved was Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point. All his books are great if you haven't already discovered him.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Oooh, I'll have to check it out. Love the SJP is going to star in the movie! I just finished reading Water for Elephants - thumbs up :) xo

Analiese Marie said...

I read "Love Walked In" this past weekend on an airplane! I loved it so much that I immediately went out and bought "Belong to Me," which, so far, is even better!

Mo said...

I will put this on my list of to-reads. But please, read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle because it is so freaking good!! I just finished Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver and it was yet another outstanding novel!

Katy Mary said...

I think I have seen this book in stores and it looked like something I would like to read, I'll have to check it out again. I recently read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, that was really good!

{lovely little things} said...

Sounds like a good book! I added it to my library list.