November 14, 2006

Books


I love to read. I don't always get as much reading time as I like. However lately I've been able to read a lot more than usual. Since the accident I haven't been able to do a whole lot of anything else. So, I've been reading. I just finished "Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier. It was a great book. I really enjoed it. This summer I read, "Baby Catcher", "The Secret Life of Bees", and "My Sister's Keeper"; all of which my sister recommended, and all of which I enjoyed.

Some friends of mine kind of tried to start a book club, but it hasn't worked out as well as we would've liked. I've still read the books though. The first one we read was Charles Dickens', "A Tale of Two Cities". I'd never read it, and a lot of people said it was so wonderful. It was a very hard book for me to read. The language he uses is so different than what I'm used to. I did end up liking it, but it wouldn't be one I would read again, and it wasn't one of my favorites. We also read "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. It's a novel about the plague. It actually turned out to be a book I really enjoyed, and one I would recommend to others. For next month we are going to read "Christmas Shoes" and "Two from Galilee". I'm really looking forward to reading both of these and hope that we might actually get to meet about them this time.

For my own pleasure I just started "Almost Sisters" which is an LDS fiction. It sounded interesting from the cover, so I decided to read it. I'm also trying to read "Marriage, For Better not Worse" with DH. It's an interesting book and has a lot of tips. We read better together when we're taking trips to pass the time. So, we haven't read from it for a while, but I'd like to try and read a little with him everyday. Then of course, I'm reading "The Book of Mormon". Sadly I have to admit that I haven't been as good at it as I should. We read the childrens' version with the kids and then I often don't read on my own. I really need to change that. Last year I was so good, and got it read by the end of the year. Time to crack down and read again. Maybe I'll try reading in the morning before I start waking everyone up for the day.

4 comments:

CHEL said...

I love to read too. I've read many that you mentioned and loved "The Secret Life of Bees." I thought it was a great book. My reading time is when I am on the treadmill at nights, but I look forward to it every night.

Amanda said...

I love reading! I've read "Almost Sisters". We read it for our book club earlier this year. I really enjoyed it. Right now we are reading Persuasion by Jane Austen.

I am the same with the Book of Mormon. I just recently started reading it once again.

txmommy said...

I forgot about your plauge book, can I read it in 2 AND A HALF WEEKS!!!!

Nikkie said...

I love to read too, but I don't have much time to read anything other then text books these days. I hope you enjoy your books!