Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well last week I didn't finish anything, but I started a bunch of new books. I started reading Falling to Earth, the Kate Southwood, about a hurricane that hits a midwestern town in early 20th century America. Actually I started that the day that my town was on lockdown following the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, which was the worst day to start a book like that, and then put it down and picked it up again. But my theme for May is recommendations, and I'm starting out strong with Louis de Bernieres's Corelli's Mandolin, which I'm enjoying. It's an old-school historical epic, about World War 2 and Greece, and a really great read so far.

I'm also dipping into Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris's new collection. No laugh-out-loud moments for me so far, but it's funny. I feel like he's mellowing with age or something. Not that it's not funny, just that it doesn't impact me the same way. And I'm still on Jen Lancaster's Such a Pretty Fat, but that's my bedside book and lately I'm just falling asleep without reading.

In audioland, I started Ben Macintyre's Double Cross, his latest World War 2 true-spy-story. I love his books, I've decided!

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