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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Getting Lost in A Book
Tuesday I picked up some books I had reserved at the library. I have to have a pile of books to select from, I can't have just one choice. Even when I go on vacation I take more books than I need (except when I went to CO I misjudged and ran out of books on the way home - too many hours in the airports) so I will have some choices. I have favorite authors I follow and I am always thrilled when a new book comes out. As I am writing this I am reading Emily Giffin's Heart of the Matter. It is entertaining chick lit, perfect for summer vacation. But in the spirit of honesty, I read chick lit all year. I work hard and if I want to be entertained when I read rather than informed, I deserve it! I also picked up Elizabeth Berg's new book and Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook. Plus I checked Outside Magazine out because I had heard a fascinating interview on NPR about orca whales at theme parks and I wanted to read the entire article. It had many good articles in it including one on competitive water sliding! Who knew?
I have several books upstairs to read too that I got at Target or Amazon, usually second hand books. Once I find an author I like I try to find older books by the same author. Recent books I got secondhand include Crazy for the Storm which is a memoir of survival - those always appeal to me; The Central Park Jogger; Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town and Strides by Benjamin Cheever. Someone -sorry I forget who - highly recommended this one on their blog. All non fiction.
But I also got So Happy Together (I'm guessing it was a If You Liked This You'll Love This recommendation -I'm a sucker for that ploy) and Capturing Paris (by a recent author I discovered)and Life Without Summer.
But I also like to reread and recently reread Maeve Binchy's Nights of Rain and Stars and Jodi Picoult's The Tenth Circle. Both of those authors are top favorites of mine.