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.

One of the very best things about summer is all the time to read and the ability to get lost in a book with no worries.  There's nothing like a book that you hate to finish because you don't want it to end!

17 comments:

Anne said...

I LOVE LOVE reading...just today, we stopped at the library and I took out 7 books :) and one of them is Heart of the Matter!

Sarah said...

The Tenth Circle really is a great book. My sister just gave me The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I just can't seem to get ready to read it.

P said...

You and I are on the same page *groan* with this one - I always have at least five books on my nightstand. And I read my fair share of chick-lit (shhhhhh - it'll be our little secret).

Her Name is Rio said...

There are so many books and not enough time. It took me 2 months to finish one book last weekend, just because I was trying to work on 5 of them at the same time. Glad you're having fun!

Lisa said...

I love books. I could spend hours in Barnes and Noble.

Amy said...

Love that picture from Lost - Sawyer was my favorite character! I just finished a very old Jodi Picoult book I got from the library, I love her books. My stash is dwindling so I need to get back there soon!

Johann said...

I love books and reading but unfortunately don’t get much time to do so. It is something I really need to make time for.

Fran said...

I love to read! I didn't read that much before this summer anymore so made it a challenge and I've picked up reading again. Just finished the Millenium triology by Stieg Larsson and kind of sad it ended. Have to start a new book.

When my book is so beautiful I don't want it to finish I start to read slow and put it away so I'll have something to read the next day. But eventually the last page is there and always too soon :)

Enjoy your reading.

Marlene said...

I almost picked up Life Without Summer this morning... then I worried it would be too sad!

LOVE to read and can't wait to put in some quality time with my books this weekend!

Suzy said...

I love to read and I'm really bummed I don't have more time to read this summer. I hope you picked up some good ones at the library!

Molly said...

yeah, I'm off to the library right now, I have nothing to read and it's bugging me out a little!

I thought Corning was about an hour and 15 minutes from Syracuse, but my husband informed me it's more like TWO hours and 15 minutes! Bummer!

misszippy said...

Reading is one of my favorite past-times too. But..I usually can only read one at a time. Always impressed by you folks who do more at once!

Katie A. said...

I LOVE to read, too! There is nothing like the smell of a library or a book store to me ;)

Lily on the Road said...

I LOVE reading and usually have serval on the go at the same time too. Jodi Picoult's books are heart wrenching but awesome reads.

I just received a three book in one from Reader's Digest, so I'm busy with that right now! Thanks for the summertime reading suggestions!

Darlene said...

I love to read...can't fall asleep without a book. Thanks for the suggestions on good reads.

LookingUpAgain said...

Way to do the teacher's summer reading plug :)

Glad you found a book or two to enjoy this summer. I'm currently on my 5th book of the summer, and of course, it's a 5th grade book! Got to read what they're reading!

Julie said...

I really do enjoy reading but do not have the time right now. My life is to crazy busy...perhaps in the winter I will have more time to enjoy a good book.