I've been reading a lot lately. I've also been finding that I circulate to only a few places to sit and read. There is a nice wooden chair in my bed room, my bed, and a shaded quiet place outside next to a "crik". Anyway, I wanted to share some of the books I've been reading.
A few of the books I've read have been young adult literature (The City of Dreaming Books [which is just charming and clever] and The Dragonriders of Pern Series) and I'm reminded of when I used to read as a child in grade school. We got "Book IT!" points based on the number or difficulty (or something) of the books we read. Those points got us pizza tickets. We would to Pizza Hut to cash in our cheesy prizes after having read whatever it was we read. Personal pan pizza's for reading a book? Yes. Please.
Another book I've read (Middlesex) has made me crave Greek food (food... go figure... I really like food). I actually had wanted to read this for a while and a book club I'm in happened to pick this book recently. The author, Jeffery Eugenide, has written several other books (The Virgin Suicides, The Marriage Plot). In Middlesex, Eugenide puts a tiny rogue gene in the center of a greek tragedy. The hero/heroine is beautifully written. He tells the tale of how "Cal" came into being from three different time periods: Cal's present, his parents, and his grandparents. History, places, people, and genetics are all woven together. But it's not convoluted or confusing.
Fall On Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald. I... I'm haunted by this book. It cast a poetic spell over me each time I picked it up to read. Sisters and secrets. Characters you hate and then find yourself loving. How many ways can one person be seen? How many sisters can one sister's heart have room for? I just... I can't stop thinking about this book.
What books have you been reading this summer?