I’ve added something new to the blog! I know. It is so exciting. I’m taking some inspiration from my friend @imabima and keeping a list of the books I’ve read. If you look at the top of the blog in addition to the ‘about’ and ‘disclaimer’ you will now also find a list of books. I love to talk about books so if you see something and want to know my thoughts you know where to find me.
I am always looking for recommendations for things to read.
well, i don’t really read anymore (other then vanity fair but that goes without saying…) but i’m currently, slowly, making my way through ONE DAY on my kindle (LOVE THE KINDLE – and you gave me the push i needed to get it!). it’s partly that i love the kindle but the book isn’t awful and also isn’t all consuming – an important balance. sure it’s taken me about 2 months to get half way through it, but at the same time, i haven’t just walked away from it – so that says something…
I just ordered my Kindle thanks to you. I am recommending The Elegance of the Hedgehog and a book by Michael Lavigne titled Not Me which I loved. Hope you do too.
Ellie — I don’t see your list — and I’m looking for a nook as I have a few days off. Thank. Jill
Jill, read The Hunger Games. It is a young adult book, though it is all about war and the perils of it (the author was interviewed in the NYT magazine yesterday, too).
After dragging a very heavy book around Israel with me, I came home and bought a Kindle. Loaded it with books for a trip to the U.K. — and finished THE GIRL FROM FOREIGN by Sadia Shepard. This is a first person narrative of the author fulfilling her grandmother’s dying wish that she learn about her heritage in India and Pakistan. Her grandmother was born Jewish and the author ‘s journey takes her to a small jewish community iknown as the Bene Israel in India.
I’m now reading, although sporadically, Barney’s Version. I enjoyed the movie, but the jury is still out on the book.
I finished reading “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman over the weekend. Very critically acclaimed, but I wasn’t terribly thrilled with it. Right now, I am reading “Matched” by Ally Condie. It’s a YA dystopian novel, like “The Hunger Games”, but a different take on it – what happens if our government makes all our choices for us?