I’ve been reading a lot. I’ve been reading good books, too. Just not books I could whole-heartedly recommend. There were little things that bothered me, or even big things. I have a huge stack of books I am planning to read, and not enough time to do so – winter seems filled with Things To Do.
But then I found it – The Book I Couldn’t Put Down! Perfection. There’s a sequel out, too – and I’m so glad I read it just before the sequel came out, that way I don’t have to wait too long for more. This is one Adult Lit book that doesn’t fit into neat categories, either.
Confessions of Super Mom, by Melanie Lynne Hauser is a wonderful book. Truly. The title is disarming – it sounds like a book you would want to avoid, because it would be another silly book about a mom who does it all, and irritates the reader while she does it.
NOPE! Instead, this is the story of a divorced woman who has a “Horrible Swiffering Accident”, where she tries to clean a stubborn stain in the bathroom while forgetting to turn on the exhaust fan. When her teens come home and wake her up, she finds that she now has super-powers! her hand is like a scrubby, and her finger shoots cleaning liquid!
Super Mom (aka Birdie Lee) has a geeky teenage son who helps her create a superhero outfit, she has the geeky love interest who helps out, and even the evil plot in her town to foil. It is a mix between a superhero comic, chick lit, a mystery, and a good laugh. I’m sure I’m not the only one waiting impatiently to read the sequel – Super Mom Saves the World!