Thursday, August 14, 2008

lazy afternoon reading

A little off topic today. The book I was reading in this photo is JD Robb's "Naked in Death", the futuristic police detective Eve Dallas' grisly adventure. It was ok, a little (a lot?) violent and graphic. This book was mentioned to me by a mom at the pool. It was interesting, and I would read more if there were nothing else readily available.

After that book, I read Off Balance, but Mary Sheepshanks. Which you can find on Amazon for $.04 right now. It is totally worth it! LOL, Really! I just grabbed this book off the library shelf when I was in a hurry with the kids because it had a zippy cover. I really enjoyed it. It's not a love 'triangle' but a love 'square'. It is written about a modern British family. It is full of humor, but what I really enjoyed was the very subtle (and not so subtle) competition and digs between two sisters. It totally makes me want to go and see if Mary Sheepshanks has written anything else or a sequel to this one.

Late, very late, last night, I just finished the critically acclaimed book: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. I feel disrespectful saying that I 'enjoyed' the book, because it's not a happy read. Still, it was interesting, riveting at times, eye-opening, and vivid. If there were a movie (which I hear there might be soon), I don't think I would enjoy it if they showed all the violence in realistic detail. Usually, I go to the movies for entertainment, and while it had an optimistic ending, it's not a 'happy' read.

The book I'm going to begin today is Sea Glass by Anita Shreve. I have no idea what it is about, but my friend Lynn said she enjoyed it and it was easy to find in a hurry on the library shelf, so I got it. I'll let you know.

Thanks for letting me digress. I really love to read too. (And don't get me started on how much I love the Harry Potter books....)

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