Saturday, March 17, 2007


I have been doing a lot of reading lately. I am averaging about a book per week. There was a period of time(like two years) where I stopped reading altogether. I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. Many nights now I will choose a book over the television. First I read Perfect Match by Jodi Piccoult. I love all of her book so far. I couldn't put it down. Then Joe got me an advance reader's copy of The Blue Zone. I didn't think it was the kind of book that I would like, but it was a fast paced thriller and I did enjoy it. Then Joe brought home Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. Again, I was reluctant to try it because it just didn't seem like my kind of book, but when I started reading it it made me laugh out loud at times because it was so funny. And yet it was sad too, because it is supposedly his autobiography and he had a very dysfunctional upbringing. I am currently reading two books at once. I don't normally do that, but I started reading one a couple of days ago, and then I picked up another last night when I went to visit Joe. Of course I started reading it too, and now I'm hooked. The first one is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger. This is yet another one I didn't want to read, because it is a science fiction book and I don't usually like those. But Joe really pushed me to read it, and I like it very much so far. Finally, last night I picked up Little Children by Tom Perotta. I heard the movie was very good and we are planning to see it but I like to read the book before seeing the movie. Next on my list of must reads is The Kite Runner and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
So what are you reading?


Stephanie said...

Oh, reading - fun!! I too love Jodi Picoult (my favorite being My Sister's Keeper). I am about to pick up her newest book, nineteen minutes, for a book club I just joined. I also heard that The Kitchen Boy is supposed to be a good read too. I read the Time Traveler's Wife for the first time a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed that one. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is quite good, but out of all of them The Kite Runner was by far my favorite. It is a beautifully written, empowering story. Happy reading!

Stacy said...

Can't go wrong with Jodi Picoult. She is such a good author. I really enjoyed Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

Great list!

Joannah said...

TTTW is one of my all-time favorite reads! Sigh... What a love story.

I, too, am hoping to read Snow Flower. I looked for it at the library last week, but it wasn't on the shelf. I may have to request it.

Happy reading!