Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3 W Wednesday -- 3/17

To play along, just answer three questions:

1. What are you currently reading? I am reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. Great book, I am about half the way through.

2. What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Powers by John B. Olson. Let's just say that this book was not my cup of tea. Review to come.

3. What do you think you will read next? Either The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Finds -- 3/12

My Friday Finds is the library book club's selection for April, American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:
A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck. So more than a decade later, when she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly gave him a second look: She was serious and thoughtful, and he would rather crack a joke than offer a real insight; he was the wealthy son of a bastion family of the Republican party, and she was a school librarian and registered Democrat. Comfortable in her quiet and unassuming life, she felt inured to his charms. And then, much to her surprise, Alice fell for Charlie.
What did you find this Friday? This meme is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Finds -- 3/5

I absolutely loved Chris Bohjalian's The Double Bind and received Secrets of Eden yesterday from the library. Guess what I am doing this weekend? Here's the summary from Barnes and Noble:
From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice."There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen -- who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.

Can't wait! What did you find this week? (Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Reliable Wife -- Now in Paperback!

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick is now available in paperback. I read and reviewed this novel last July (I borrowed the book from the library) and at the time said this --

"A Reliable Wife is the story of people with terrible pasts who are grasping for second chances. The writing has a lyrical quality and the reader is able to ponder the thoughts and feelings of characters who refuse to show their true selves to anyone. The characters are awful people, who have made tremendous mistakes and must live with them. "

To check out my entire review, go to:

How about you? Have you read A Reliable Wife? If so, what did you think? (Feel free to leave the link to your review in the comments section.)

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- 3/1

This week I am continuing my quest to finish Powers by John B. Olson. I am having a hard time getting into the story, but will continue to work on it throughout the week (the book club meeting is next Monday). I hope to have a few minutes to read The End of Overeating this week. The weekend was so crazy that I was unable to pick up this fascinating read again. I also received The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. Many bloggers have raved about this book and I can't wait to read what all the fuss is about!

What are you reading this week? (This meme is hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books).