Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What a mess!

I was so excited about this book blog and know people have checked it out and thought is that the only book she's read this year? NOT! I've read more than I've stitched, but have done less of both all this year. I've been sicker than I've ever been and just seem to have given in but not quite given up :)
Instead of trying to catch you up I'll just throw out some titles and authors that have helped me to cope with the unexpected issues this year.
Spare ChangeHow about Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby. It is so good I know I will read it again not because I can't remember the whole entire story. It will be because  the "way" that Bette built the characters, bringing them and the story line together kept me engrossed in the story and the world just went away for awhile.

Louise Penny has captured my mind, that part that loves a good mystery and a protagonist you'd like to know in person :) I began with her first one Still Life which has been made into a movie, and am now reading #6 called Bury Your Dead. That sounds a little gruesome but the story connects to #5 which is
  The Brutal Telling, and that one by far is my favorite.

The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)

Hugs and happy reading!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I was rip roaring ready to go with this reading journal...then I read a book. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
This book moved me in such a way that I couldn't find my way into another book.

It is Amir's story, but to me it was Hassan's story and I can not forget that little boy. His heart was overflowing with love and concern for his best friend Amir although Hassan was just a servant to him. There was nothing he wouldn't do for his friend and he suffered greatly because of it.

It is a story that begins right before the Taliban takes over in Afghanistan and travels through the early 80's into San Francisco but the story goes on today.
I'm not going to write a review on this book; I leave that to the amazon link above.
Hassan and Amir
I do recommend it to every one. And I recommend that you don't watch the movie first. I ordered the movie but have not been able to get past the first 20 minutes or so. I ordered the audio too but haven't listened to it.

Until next time,