It looks like I’m steadily scrolling down my To Read list, which encompassed some of the most critically praised books of 2013. Khaled Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner, which was much beloved by everyone, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, which was much beloved by ME.
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.” – Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast
Written on April 22, 2014
Oh hi…remember me? It’s been a crazy few weeks, but in the midst of it all, I had a little getaway to Montreal. And it was fun!
I did a lot of reading in high school, both in and out of class. I was in Honors English until the 10th grade; for 11th and 12th grade I took advanced placement English courses, earning college credit. We were pretty smart kids. We had good teachers.
When people ask me for a book recommendation – a novel that is solid and well-written with an enjoyable and engaging story – I think of this book. It’s been a favorite of mine since it came out in 2011.
I bought this novel at Hobart International Book Port in the Hobart Book Village (aka the best place ever). The book port specializes in fiction by authors from around the world, including Nobel Prize winners, international bestsellers, and foreign language books.
It’s supposed to be spring, but it’s 30 degrees and snowing today. The warm weather can’t come soon enough. Photo taken last summer at the beach down the road from my grandmother’s house on the east end of Long Island.
I posted a negative review of The Friday Night Knitting Club on Tuesday. It was a Bad Book. It was a waste of time to read. The characters were trite and the plot was cheap and cliché.
Guys. This book isn’t good. I’m admittedly not very familiar with the “chick-lit” genre, but I think The Friday Night Knitting Club falls neatly into it. I really wanted to like this novel, as the premise is innocent and sweet.
Written on March 14, 2014
I know it is getting a little late to talk about winter getaways. The weather is slowly warming and there will be some spring blooms (flowers, really!) sprouting up soon. But there was a snowstorm just last week and March and April have their fair share of gross weather.