Sunday, March 16, 2008

Whatcha readin?


Part of being on vacation is relaxing and reading which is easy for me to do at my sister's house because my kids want nothing to do with me. Ergo (hey, there's an SAT word for ya), I try to take advantage of that free time. I just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by the same guy who wrote "The Kite Runner." I highly recommend both of them. Spare prose, great character development, and great story telling make them page turners. However, I have to admit that I had a hard time getting through "A Thousand Splendid Suns" because it is heart wrenching, and while I was on the plane, I almost stopped reading it. However, I pressed on and was rewarded. I would have to say it is a favorite. Now I am on to my next book by one of my favorite authors, Anne Tyler. If I'm not mistaken, I think my bloggy friend Kimberley from "The Holey Pokey Life" is an Anne Tyler fan as well.

Care to share what you are reading right now? Do tell, and let us hear what you would recommend as a good read right now.


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14 Comments:

Sniz said...

I'm not reading anything right now because when I have free-time, I scrapbook, work on my novel, blog, or take care of other things. But I love to read and used to read all the time.

Sniz said...

I'm not reading anything right now because when I have free-time, I scrapbook, work on my novel, blog, or take care of other things. But I love to read and used to read all the time.

Trish said...

I **heart** reading!!
I loved both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I read the second while on vacation at Disneyland, I don't think I would have been able to get through it without "the happiest place on earth" to go to every day. It was difficult, and while I know it was fiction it made me very grateful for my freedoms that I have and how blessed I am to be an American.
Right now I am reading "Questions Kids Ask About S*x" because I have an eight year old in public school (need I say more?) and I have been trying to get through "Captivating" for a couple of months, but I have to many issues to deal that make it a difficult read for me.
I do feel like it is time for a good fiction book though......
Another recommended read is
"The Memory Keepers Daughter"
Happy Reading!

Heather said...

I just finished "The Other Boleyn Girl" and it was very good. I also just saw the movie and while it's very good too, it deviates from the book (of course). Skip the movie until it comes out on video and read the book.

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Kimberley said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! I LOVE Anne Tyler~an classic American writer! I have not read this title, but I think I'll pick it up today at B&N and we can cyber chat! Maybe we can start our own bloggy book club!!!!

Debbie said...

Kimberley...Let me know when you get the book...we can have a cyber book club!

ohhollyf said...

Can I borrow your Kite Runner?, i've been looking for something to get lost in, hope Texas is "BIG" to ya, Holly

veronica said...

I am reading the Friday night Knitting club. Good easy read! Great for vacation. One of my favorites though is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult. Heart wrenching story but a great read. I also loved my Sister's Keeper by her as well. The Memory Keeper's Daughter was fabulous. Have a great trip. Debbie, I always have several books going don't hesitate to ask what I'm reading.

Debbie said...

Veronica and Trish, I read "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" last fall and did enjoy it. It had loads of character development which is what I love. I have heard of Jodi Piccowhatever but haven't read anything of hers. My next book is "Atonement" which I picked up just before I left for Texas. Anyone read it?

Debbie said...

Actually, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" was written by Kim Edwards.

Tracey said...

I am reading A Western Jesus, by our own favorite, Mike Minter. HOWEVER, it has been on hold this week because I am completely addicted to Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. If you haven't visited her blog yet, well, prepare to be completely sucked in and swallowed whole. I had to back all the way up to September 2007 where she begins recounting the love story of how she met her husband, Marlboro Man. http://thepioneerwoman.com/?page_id=693

I am a sucker for a true story, and this girl can write. It's good, clean fun and it takes me away and reminds me of the amazing courtship Alan and I shared when we met and married in 9 months.

It is 30 chapters and I am on 25...it is all I can do to not completely neglect my family to finish the story!

How is the Big D?

Mrs. Jones said...

I just bought Splendid Suns and can't wait to read it. I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love.

Aaannd I actually got to sleep in until 10:30 the other day! Shocking!!!

paperjunk-lc said...

I was given A thousand Splendid sons for Christmas and have never started it. Your post inspires me to start it!