Monday, April 6, 2009

Books Galore

I go through times where I want to read a lot of Christian fiction, then times where I want to read regular fiction, sometimes I'm in a parenting book kind of mood, or sometimes I just want to read about a hobby, like knitting or digital photography. Needless to say, I love all types of books. The book store is my favorite store, hands down, and it doesn't really matter which one. I can get lost for hours in a book store. But, my absolute favorite type of book is a page turning, stay up late because you can't put it down fiction book. I love to escape my life for a bit, the laundry and housework and diaper changing part, and get wrapped up in someone else's story...even if it's not real in a sense. Although they're usually not true stories, it's very real to me. The characters become so real to me that I begin to actually care for them, as though they are people I know. Or I find myself thinking I wish I knew someone like _____ (enter character).

This novel was special. I saw it at Barnes & Noble on the shelf thinking that it looked ok and maybe I'd check to see if the library had it, since I didn't really have anything else to read at the time. Well, they had it and I began it, still not having high expectations. I have never really read The Left Behind series (Jenkins's most popular work), so I didn't know if this guy was any good or not. After finishing it, I will have to say that it is probably one of my most favorite books ever. It's one I will remember for a very long time...the kind that sticks with you. It's such an awesome, inspiring story, that I'm not even going to bore you with telling you what its about. Just go check it out for yourself and be forever changed by reading it. Whoever knew that a fiction book could have so much impact?

Currently I'm reading Harlan Coben's new novel, Long Lost, and I have to say, HC does not disappoint. His writing has that sarcastic, biting wit that keeps you entertained. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Go check that one out too, but there are others of his I would recommend first (otherwise this one won't be as enjoyable).

The books I have lying in wait are:
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

Anyone read any of those and can offer any likes or dislikes? (yep, I know that's quite a long list of books...I am kind of a freak.)

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

I've read MidWives, and I really liked it.