Let’s talk about books, shall we? It’s been awhile and I know summertime reading is often some of the best reading around–regardless of the type of books one chooses. There’s just something about the very phrase ‘summertime reading’. *sigh* Here are my thoughts on a few of my most recent hammock companions.
The best compliment I can ever give a book is when I want to buy a copy to look at again from time to time. That is the mark of a wonderful work of art, to me.
Each character addresses ‘an elephant in the room’ in their lives with determination and bravery, enriching their lives despite initial fear and misgivings. Lyrical, beautiful and authentic page-turner, this one.
As usual, I cannot recall where I heard about the novel The World Without You by Joshua Henkin, but I’m sure it was somewhere out here among the legions of fellow avid readers that touch my world. Consider yourself acknowledged. *nods*
Nothing earth-shattering or amazing in this novel, twas a good read about a family’s journey to a new groove with each other.
This n that about the story kept knocking about in my head even after I’d decided I was done with it. Then it hit me: that was IT! I was feeling so uncomfortable and unsettled because Ben was feeling this way. The author was supremely successful in getting me, the reader, into this story! He made me acutely feel exactly what his main character was feeling…well, then I HAD to know more. Good book, I really enjoyed it.
So tell me, what have you been reading lately?