Shhhhh. We're reading.
Anyone around? Or is everyone out shopping? Or reading to escape the insanity? Or watching TV/DVDs?
Last remarkable book I read was Pat Conroy's 'South of Broad'.
He creates these amazing characters, and suddenly you are right there with them..in the real world most of them would be considered dysfunctional...argggg..such a clinical word for eccentric or colorful or anything not understood by mainstream folk.
I tried to scan the new revision of 'Canterbury Tales' as I missed it in college. Ackerod does a good job..and book is recommended by Harold Bloom, but got bored fast. My mood is not right for concentrating on serious literature.
Who is reading a remarkable work of fiction? Or non-fiction?
Hi and yes I agree this is a Quiet corner.!!!
No one with time for reading right now I guess?
I am just finishing a good book....won the GILLER prize in Canada recently, called
THE BISHOPS MAN by Lynden McIntrye hope the spelling is right?
Its not a great subject....Abuse by priests in the Catholic Church, I am a Catholic and I enjoy Lynden M...so decided to give it a try....
Its fictional but I do think he did his research, it is very well written although starts slow.
I actually enjoyed it very much and gave many insites into this 'problem'
Wow 22 books is he also a reader? depends what you mean by junk , I read some self help books ,cookbooks, I find I do read less than I used to do ,as one gets busier, also I use the PC more ..I have to get reading again ..
Gee. I post a comment in December and just now get back to forum? Not good.
Didn't think to check on books until today. Thanks for the book title: will see if library has it.
Margaret Atwood was one of my favorite Canadian authors. I could lose myself in her stories. The only one I couldn't handle for some reason....my mood at the time I guess...was " Handmaiden's Tale". May have butchered title: it has been awhile.
Honesty: What a super thoughtful boyfriend! Re: junk books...ummm. Just now I am reading Alexander McCall Smith's fiction. He is a Scottish author: wrote the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency books that inspired the HBO series. He has another series, and I like his writing.
Like margypops , I am reading less than I did following cancer treatment. Books are friends. I choose titles based on my need, as well as mood. I noticed I have returned several books to library because I just wasn't into them. Getting out more. Then again, I usually take a book with me as I am often alone. Book as prop;).
I notice too, that the more I spend time here, the less apt I am to pick up a book.
Just read 'Making the Rounds with Oscar': a NYT non-fiction bestseller. An oncologist told me of an article the author (a doctor) wrote in New England Journal of Medicine a few years ago. When I saw the book, had library send a copy.
It is a three tissue read. What attracted me was the documentation of a cat's uncanny ability to know when a person is dying. Sounds morbid, but really is not.
He lives in a nursing home, on a floor with end-stage dementia patients.
I have experienced first hand a cat's amazing ability to know when you need him/her the most. Don't have one I own now, but since my kitty died, his chum visits frequently. He seems to know exactly when I need his company, especially at night.
Now am re-reading 'The Art of Happiness' for tips which will help me regain balance after son's murder a month ago.
Hi looks like you and me ...I have a kitty , had her for a year she found me, I swear she knows what I am saying I ddint know that they knew if anyone was very ill, but it doesnt surprise me , I am still trying to get back to more reading its like a good habit gone out of the window..too much TV with Political stuff on, my weakness. well I have also been catching up on the many political books out there aswell
I've been so busy with school I haven't had the time to read. :/ Except for English, we read Watership Down. I couldn't get into it at all. It was about a bunch of rabbits who go off to make their own warren and have to face obstacles along the way... I found out about summer reading and I am so happy! Our choices are Lord of the Flies and Pride and Prejudice. I've read Pride and Prejudice a million times (big Jane Austen and Bronte sisters fan) so reading it again will be quite exciting! :D
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