Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Books...

I am getting a lot of "listening" in this summer while walking 5 miles each day. 

I finished The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest completing the trilogy by Stieg Larsson. 

Like the first 2 books, I enjoyed the fast pace of this crime fiction.  It kept me walking at an accelerated clip.

I finally had the chance to listen to The Help by Katheryn Stockett. 

My friend Theresa loaned me this book some time ago, but I was waiting on my book club to read it. In the end, I checked out the audio book.   Listening to this book, and the variety of southern accents was a delight.  I looked forward to my daily walks with Minnie, Aibileen, and Skeeter.  I cheered for some characters, cringed at many events, and was sad to see the book to end.  I look forward to seeing the movie next month.

I have started The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  I am just a few chapters in and I love it.  I was able to converse with my dr husb on a topic of which he knew little.  When it comes to science and medicine, that never happens.   

I have The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain next in my que.  Any other suggestions?


Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're getting some good "reading" in! I always seem to have a hard time with audio books for some reason -- I think it's because I "think" with my eyes -- and my eyes aren't seeing the words. Whatever they're seeing I'll start thinking about and before long I'm wondering if I've missed some of the text. I need to learn to concentrate LOL.

I LOVED The Help and have been wanting to read The Immortal Life. I started Wolfe Hall a few weeks ago -- I think I'll love it but just haven't had time to get back to it.

Happy "Reading"!

LaurieJ said...

I read The Help last summer. Absolutely wonderful book! Have you read the Maisie Dobbs mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear (she's written several)? The first one is called Maisie Dobbs. Or how 'bout the Mary Russell mysteries by Laurie R. King. The first one is called The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Another good book is called The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand is suppose to be good. I haven't read it yet. She wrote Seabiscuit. I've heard the Hunger Games books are good - I received them for Christmas. Haven't started them yet either.

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