CMF Books & Literature

So we don’t have a formal CMF Books & Lit. blogger as of yet, but we hope to soon! If you would like to submit to be the newest addition to the CMF team, or know someone you’d like to recommend (let them know too, and…), send us an email using the form at the bottom of the page, & tell us what makes you the best choice to be our new blogger! In the meantime, you’ll, periodically, hear from the rest of us on the subject.

CMF Books & Lit Blogger: Coming Soon!


I love to read! It is one of my absolute favorite things to do! And I figure, if the zombie apocalypse happens and we lose power, watching movies or t.v. is out, I will always have books (p.s. The Zombie Survival Guide, great book)! And books were my first love anyway…

Some of my best memories, are of my mom reading to me when I was little. I remember her reading an old copy of Stuart Little, that her mom read to her, as I fell asleep. Then me reading the same chapter the next day, to see if I missed anything. I loved the Ramona series, SuperFudge, Charlotte’s Web, The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prarie… oh, there are so many more…

As I got older, I got into the Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley Twins & Friends, the classic Nancy Drew, and I completely envied the children in From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, getting to sleepover in a museum. Again, the list could go on and on…

As a teenager, I got into movies and t.v. so I didn’t read as much, but I did still read. This is when I read Lolita, Jacob Have I Loved, Forever, Romeo & Juliet, the Hollywood Wars series, Basketball Diaries (it was the 90’s, who didn’t), some Marquis de Sade, I got into a bit of poetry: a little Blake, a little Dickinson (just to name a couple)… of course all the traditional books for school like Animal Farm and To Kill a Mocking Bird. Here again, there are more, but remembering them all, and listing… I’d be here all day!

Now I still love all those books, many I haven’t read in quite some time; but I know if I should pick them up tomorrow and start them, they would not fail to entertain me.

** On a side note, one book I read as an adult, that I wish I read as a teen (because people who read it then seem to love it) is The Catcher in the Rye. The novelty, as an adult, is lost on me. Though I can generally empathize with Holden (having been a teen), he  just seems like a whiney, pretentious, ungrateful, reasonably upper-middle class kid, who feels sorry for himself, so on another level, I really have no sympathy for him. It made me want to take him by the shoulders and say, “I get it, you’re smart, probably too smart, and feeling unchallenged by the curriculum, so you’re bored. The kids around you don’t understand you… Welcome to the world, Holden! Now get it together!” Okay, so that was a random rant, sorry!  ::smile:: **

My taste in reading material runs the gamut, it always has. I love a bit of everything… and like with movies, even the cheese can earn a place in my heart!

Most recently I read Matched by LitChick Ally Condie, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the follow up books. Also, I started Sizzling Sixteen in the Stephanie Plum series by LitChick Janet Evanovich. Her series about bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is so fantastic! It is funny, and the characters are great! Babe or Cupcake? One of the worlds great unanswerable questions…

I, like so many, have a jones for YA fiction, I just never grew out of it. And the crop of books that has come out in the last several years is thick to fill the demand, now that so many others have joined me here in the land of “arrested development.” There’s a plethora of books, in several genres (within the larger YA category) to choose from…I have so many on my Amazon wish list, it’s a bit ridiculous, but I have read a bunch. I really enjoyed the Jessica Darling series (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, etc.), the Harry Potter series, The Mortal Instruments series & the Twilight series (though I read fanfic for both series, I have to say, honestly, I love the Twilight fanfic far more even than I like books, shhh, don’t tell anyone…), the Georgia Nicolson series, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life…  And that is just a few…

Sci-fi/Fantasy is also up there in my choice of reading material… and I’m always open for good book recommendations, especially in this arena. I have to read The Saga of Pliocene Exile! That is what I’ve been told, that I’ll love it, based on looooong conversations on books and movies with a friend of mine. So, I am going to read that. I have 2 of them already, so as soon as I can, I will start on that journey… I’ve read the Sword of Truth series and Wheel of Time series (except the last one, my copy of Towers of  Midnight is on loan to a friend). Warbreaker was interesting, I wanted it to keep going, but alas, that was a “one, and done” deal.

I love the epic journeys into places unknown, the creatures, the magic, the questionable time period that fantasy is…

Anyway, I love reading, I love books, I love the smell of books! There is nothing like that smell when you walk into an old bookstore or a library, and that “book smell” hits you, that has to be one of the best smells on the face of the earth! Baby, new car, fresh cut grass, rain, and books! That reminds me, I need to renew my library card, thanks guys!

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4 Responses to “CMF Books & Literature”

  1. lisalynes_098 March 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm #


    • BarefootCinéaste March 25, 2011 at 2:35 am #

      LoL! Thanks chica!!! Don’t forget to hit up the Tumblr and my Twitter: @bareftcineaste!

  2. SiouxDiva April 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    So, so, so excited for this!!!

    • BarefootCinéaste April 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      So glad you’re excited! So are we! : )

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