In between doctor appointments, physical therapy appointments, and taking care of Ma and Pa, I've been reading some good books. Most of them have been on my Kindle, which I got for Christmas. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I do! It is easy to carry around, it's fun to have lots of books all stored in one place, and I like the idea of not having more books in my apartment. If I am going to buy paper books, they are decorating or craft books, and then all the fiction goes on the Kindle.
Of course, because everyone is reading this, right? I liked all three of these books, but I have to admit that in this last one I was a bit confused...who did what? Which guy was that? It is hard to flip through pages on a Kindle, so there were times I just went with being confused and kept on truckin'.
I love the Thomas Lynley series by Elizabeth George. Her characters are so deeply described that the books are much more than mysteries. They are character studies, and I usually laugh or cry or get very emotional while I read about these characters' lives.
Another favorite author. If I could write books, I would want them to be like Elizabeth Berg's books. Her characters are so real, and ordinary lives are celebrated. This one is about a high school reunion, and it's some good stuff.
This was the first Tess Gerritsen book I've read. Thriller. Scary. I want to read more. And, just a sidenote: this book is the basis for the "Rizzoli and Isles" television show, which I have been watching and liking.
This lives in this book seems so ordinary at first, and then you get hit with a very violent punch to the nose. It was very, very sad, and if you have kids you should proceed with caution. But do it, because you'll be affected and think about this book for a long time.