Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Books.

We went to Medicine Hat on the weekend (picking up and dropping off car parts) and had a nice mini vacation.  We stayed in a hotel, went water sliding, bought clothes for all of us, bought Sean's Father's Day present a little early, and had hours in the car to read.

So Friday I hit the library for some good lit, and came away after picking up two off the "Hot New Reads" stand.  Our public library has a system for getting the newest books into as many hands as possible - they offer them as seven day loans, as opposed to the usual three weeks.  Saturday I finished the first, and tonight I polished off the second.  Sigh. I hate finishing a good book.  Here they are, recommended by me:

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I'd give this one 4 out of 5.  A scenario that seems unthinkable, and how it changes life for Jack and his mom.  Worth a read.
 
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This one gets a 4 out of 5 as well, although I think I did like it better than Room.  I love learning history through fiction, and this was a great one for that. 

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Thanks, Emma and Kathryn for coming along on our road trip this weekend - it was wonderful to spend so many good hours with you!

What have you read recently that you'd recommend?

3 comments:

Violet said...

We are reading The Help for our book club this month. Good to know you recommended it. :)

Carolyn Ward said...

Book clubs are great, hey? We're doing Brothers K right now and next is The Chosen. Brothers K is proving to be a little long for some...

MOM said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I now have both on request at the library.