i love to read almost as much as i love to knit. i don't think i can confine this list to just a few books that have really touched me. i'll try to keep it down. i can never remember authors but i have all these books if anyone wants to borrow them.
A Fine Balance is a moving story of life in india.
the vanishing of esme lennox - is recent and a bit disturbing but still a moving story of triumph. i still get shivers every now and then as a bit it of come into my memory.
garden spells - fun and quick.
robert ruark - something of value - omg. older book about the maumau (sp?) revolution in africa
cloud atlas - there are two by different authors. very different but both good reads
anything by ayn rand. who is john galt?
anything by leon uris.
ok. i'm getting carried away here. i'll stop.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sometimes I can sit still long enough to read and comprehend what I'm reading. But, it doesn't happen very often. Here's what I've been enjoying most recently in the way of books:
1. Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
Read this book cover to cover in one sitting or use as a bathroom reader (or both!). It is just what its title suggests: a collection of six-word memoirs. How would you describe your life in six words?
By the way, my first knitting publication is going to have the same title, Not Quite What I Was Planning. Unless, of course, that would be a copyright infringement!
2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The story revolves around the secret life of a young boy. The book was written for 9-12 yr olds, but I think most adults will enjoy it too. Believe the author when he says that the book is "not exactly a novel, not quite a picture book, not really a graphic novel, or a flip book or a movie, but a combination of all these things."
Did you clutch a black and white notebook as you explored alleys in your neighborhood after reading Harriet The Spy? Were you ready to move into an art museum after reading From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? If so, you'll be ready for another exciting adventure after reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret.