What a wacky week! From Royal Wedding to the end of a man hunt 10 years in the making! What will our reading choices reveal about us this week?
Marianne has just finished The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. “I loved this book about the various staff members who work for an American owned newspaper in Rome. This book has it all: astute writing, original and authentic characters, and a very timely theme: the demise of the printed newspaper.”
Pat T is working her way through Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson because it was recommended to her by several patrons. “I am finding it a bit difficult to get into because the characters have quite a complicated past. Two of the characters, Tracy and Jackson, make spur of the moment decisions that will have dire consequences. I am looking forward to following the connection between the characters in this intriguing novel.”
Barbara M. is enraptured by Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. “This is historic fiction about encounters between English settlers and Native Americans on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1600s. The story is based on the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, the first Native American to be graduated from Harvard College. I love Geraldine Brook’s writing so much that while I can’t put the book down I also don’t want it to end. “
Abby is reading Life, On the Line by Grant Achatz. She is really enjoying this memoir about a 4 star chef but it’s not just about the food! “In a bit a cruel irony, at the point he was just hitting his stride, he was diagnosed with stage III cancer of the tongue so this book documents that fight as well as his ambition and vision.”
Because I believe that Asha is enjoying making us afraid here is her contribution for the week: I am currently reading Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer because, well...it's Pinocchio slaying vampires, what more could I ask for?”
Honestly Asha – If you are what you read, then you are truly scaring us. We wish you would stop.
As for me? Last week I finished Box of Darkness: the Story of a Marriage by Sally Ryder Brady. In the early 60’s Sally married a man who was obsessed with Brideshead Revisited (Sebastian Flyte in particular), the Roman Catholic church, who could upholster furniture and sew women’s clothing, and was a marvel at entertaining. Somehow she was surprised to find the stash of gay porn when he died a few years ago. The world never ceases to fascinate!
Happy Mother’s Day to all for whom it fits!