2 down, 28 to go!
I keep track of my progress, read friends' reviews and look for ideas on this site. If you're a member, find me. I love a good reading buddy.
Good in Bed - typical Jennifer Weiner.....entertaining, light and fluffy. Not as scandalous as the title reads.
Sharp Objects - Stephen King gave this book a fantastic recommendation:
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris's All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was thirty years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights."
I agree. Very raw and edgy.....a dark murder mystery......not for everyone.
Driving With Dead People - a memoir about a terribly dysfunctional family.....in a similar realm as The Glass Castle, reviewed here. Definitely recommend it. A fascinating read.
Jewel - a poignant story about an already struggling family fighting to find equality and proper education for their mentally challenged youngest daughter, at a time when such didn't exist. The mother and father's conflicts....and support for each other's wishes during trying periods.....are inspiring.
The Pilot's Wife - I started reading another book by this author and could not get into it. I rarely start and not finish a book. Weird. Gave her another try with this one and enjoyed it. Interesting twists and unexpected family details come to light after a pilot dies.
Off to my favorite book store, Half Price Books, for more!
Do you shop there?
I love it. A nerdy girl's paradise.....full of lots of informative employees who actually read. Interesting concept.
I go straight to the Clearance department and browse through the sections I enjoy. I rarely see a book priced higher than $2.00. So, I buy several and keep them on hand for when I finish what I'm currently reading. A lot of their clearance inventory is overflow from popular authors that can't fit on the regular shelves. Jackpot.
Isn't it beautiful?
I could browse for days. Carter, too.
I'm intrigued with these new gadgets:
And, the Kindle.
After the hype dies down, I may look into purchasing one of these beauties. Wondering if I'll miss holding a book, though. I love the smell of used books. I love buying one second-hand, hoping someone (or many) enjoyed it well before me. Can't really get that with an electronic reader.
But, for travel and ease, it's at the top of the game.
What about you? If you're a reader, do you buy? New or used? Go to the library? Download?
Who knew there would be so many options!