September 19, 2010
Good morning! These last few days in New Hampshire have been a real mix of weather – a little rain, a little thunder and lightening, a little sunshine, a little clouds. Today looks to be more of the same. It looks to be a great day to do a some quilting and, of course, reading – after I go grocery shopping.
Speaking of reading, I finished two books this week and dipped in and out of a short story collection. I found Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee to be a disappointment. It was not so much a flaw in the plot as it was in the way the characters were presented. I think it is very hard to write well from the omniscient point of view, and unfortunately (for me) this was why Magee’s novel feel flat for me. You can read more of my thoughts on my review of the book.
I found Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey through Cancer and Recovery by Melinda Marchiano to be a moving memoir into the heart of a young girl (read my review). I’ll be giving away five signed copies of this book shortly as part of my Reading for a Cure project – so watch for more information in the coming the week.
I am currently reading from The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg. These are interesting stories, and I don’t have a strong reaction yet to the couple I’ve read…but I hope to get my thoughts posted on some individual stories this week.
My latest novel is for a TLC Book Tour in early October. I may be the last person on the face of the planet to read Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver! I’ve read through the first 75 pages and am very much enjoying the book (which doesn’t surprise me given that I absolutely LOVED The Poisonwood Bible – read my review here).
I should mention, my sister Paula recently blew through The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle and loved it – she said it was a five star novel. So once I’ve finished the Kingsolver book, that will be the next one on my “read” pile…look for a review this week!!
What are you reading today? Whatever it is, I hope it is wonderful!!