Here's a little mini-meme, which is about all I have energy for this weekend! Retiring is exhausting!
What books did you read in October?
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Shiniest Jewel by Marian Henley (graphic novel)
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
As We Are Now by May Sarton
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
The English Major by Jim Harrison
What was your favorite? The Secret River by Kate Grenville Why? This is a very powerful novel about the colonization of Australia. Beautiful writing and character development.
What was your least favorite? The English Major by Jim Harrison Why? This book started out OK; I figured it would score about a 3 1/2; about a quarter of the way in, it had degraded to a 3; then 2 1/2 and by the time I finished it was barely a 2 of 5. Repetitive and boring boring boring story of a 60 year old horny man, divorced, on a road trip. Same scenario, different town. Repeat. Repeat. There wasn't one character I liked. I didn't like the way he thought about women. Or that he constantly thought about his penis. Not recommended, unless you're a 60 year old horny guy who fantasizes about hitting the road.
Hopefully after Tuesday and the election here in the States, I'll have a bit more focus and energy.
For now, I'm reading Peony in Love by Lisa See, taking a bit of a break from blogging and taking lots of naps.