Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New Post!

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WOW, I cannot believe that it has been nearly five months since my last post…what a SLACKER I’ve been! Jeez, at first it was the summer…that was my excuse, and then it was the holidays. Now the holidays are over, and here I am finally posting with no excuse other than, I just got distracted. But alas! It’s a new year and a new post!

With that said, I hope you all enjoyed your Holidays thoroughly. I spent the majority of mine relaxing and reading a very entertaining book, Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. I have never read any of Sedaris’ books prior to this one, but I heard many good things about every book that he has ever written. So sometime in November, I decided that I needed a new book and that my new book would be written by David Sedaris. In the end, I chose Holidays on Ice for one very obvious reason…the holidays were fast approaching. The other less obvious reason, was because it is a collection of stories, rather than a novel. Usually, if I’m not familiar with an author, I will first read a collection of short stories before settling on a novel. It’s a great way to get a sampling of the author’s style, voice and content, before committing to three-hundred, or more pages. Besides, short stories are much more suited to my attention span.

Overall, Holidays on Ice turned out to be the perfect choice! Not only was it a great holiday read, but it made me run out and buy Naked, David Sedaris’ first novel! I would highly recommend Holidays on Ice to anyone. However, I would not recommend it if you’re looking for a happy, feel-good, jolly-holiday read. It is nothing of the sort. It is filled with dark, sarcastic and politically incorrect content that is sure to leave you either laughing-out-loud, or totally perturbed. Either way, I hope that you have a wonderful new year, filled with good fortune and health! Stay happy and stay inspired…more posts to come soon, I promise!