Friday, October 26, 2007

For the Love of a Good Book

I don't just love to read. I LOVE to read! As a speed-reader, I go through books at a pace too fast to suit me, but I can't slow myself down. And if the book is a good one, I will put aside most of my life to read it in a single sitting.

With a teensy bit of money burning a hole in my debit card, I headed over to Chapters this morning to pick up a few books. Thankfully, my buddy Patrick was working today, and got me his staff discount. I managed to save $29.67, so, you know...SWEET!

I had put out a request for recommended reads, and my friend Christy was astounded to hear that I had yet to read Ken Follet's "Pillars of the Earth", especially with its sequel "World Without End" just hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers' List. So I dutifully picked that one up. I also bought "Delible" by Anne Stone, "Vandal Love" by D.Y. Bechard, and "A Hidden Life", by Adele Geras. Enough to keep me busy for the next couple of weeks.

The purpose of this new blog, at the behest of my friend Christine, was to review books that I have read, which I will do when I get through the first of my haul that I picked up today.

However, you won't have to wait to get a recommended read list from me. Here are a few books that I absolutely LOVED, and you must go out and read straight away:

"Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
"Four Fires" by Bryce Courtenay
"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
"Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore

and for great "junk-food" reading:

The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
"Sushi For Beginners" by Marion Keyes
"The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory

There. That should hold you for a while. Reviews coming soon. I'm off to read.

1 comment:

Christine said...

So, I'm a godmother, Shannon. That's cool! Best of luck with this blog; I think you are going to get a lot of satisfaction out of writing it and you know what "they" say: "If you build it, they will come." So, wishing you lots of readers -- I know they will be satisfied.