Summer reading

Whatcha reading?

Me, I’ve a voracious reader — and buying a nook two years ago just fueled my consumption. Yes, I have the older version, but it does exactly what I wanted: allow me to always have abundant reading material with me at all times. I don’t need color, I don’t need fancy graphics, I don’t want to browse the web or play games with it — I read. In bed, in line, at lunch, on the train, at baseball games, while waiting (anywhere), during lunch, over coffee, even while knitting if the book and knitting are getting along (meaning, if I don’t need to watch my stitches too closely).

Last night I finished reading The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, and promptly opened Doc, by Mary Doria Russell (both checked out from the library, but I’m inserting Amazon links). Waiting for me is a partially-read purchased ebook, A Clash of Kings, which is the second in a series that was recommended by both my son and a coworker. Rightfully recommended, because I’m loving it, but I need to finish the library books before they ‘expire’.

The Help was touching and I really enjoyed it, and Doc is shaping up to be just as enjoyable but in a different way. I didn’t intend for both books to be ‘historical fiction’ but they are – The Help is about the black/white divide in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s and Doc is about good ol’ Doc Holliday in the late 1800s. A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin, on the other hand, is pure fantasy with dragons, knights, princesses, sword fights, giants, and other mystical creatures.

 

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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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