Monday, May 30, 2005

book clubs

It seems that lots of people are in book clubs. I confess I am not myself but that is more due to lack of time than lack of interest. The hardest part is that all of my book-club-going family and friends recommend books to me that sound so intriguing. And if I don't have enough time to go to book clubs I have even less time available to read. Truly this is a problem.

I am STILL reading "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell". I really like this book but find that I need to read it when I have more than just a few moments available to read.

I am also reading "Food in History" which, if you like that kind of thing reminds me to mention the Food Timeline a place where you can discover interesting stuff about when certain foods came into culinary existence.

Now I've been to visit my brother and sister-in-law. Lovely people, really. But they have a house full of books. I somehow managed to come home with three of them (I did ask permission first, and I will return them when I'm done). But first I have to read them. I started one actually. But let me begin at the beginning....

Imagine me sitting in a doctor's office with nothing to read except things like Arthritis Daily and Upper GI Digest. Both important if that's why you're there but not particularly interesting if it's not. However...there was a wild book; a book that had been set free. It was Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler. Having nothing better to do I innocently picked up this book and immediately got sucked in. It was a great book because it was a cute story but a quick and easy read; although it was not part of the Bookcrossings.com listings (I meant to get a sticker, really I did). I took it with me on my visit figuring it would make for great light reading. Well, duh! I finished it! So I passed it along to my sister-in-law. And in return got drawn into The Girl With A Pearl Earring which I am enjoying tremendously. But I'm still supposed to be reading two other books AND I came home with two extras!

But I love the recommendations because it sometimes gets me to read books I otherwise would never have picked up. So if you have a book you like...let me know...I'll add it to my list to read.

6 comments:

K said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen

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