Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Some stitching,some reading, some DVDs
Well, since I can't share my most recent stitching, I'll tell you what I have been reading instead. This is my absolute favourite book so far this summer - Water for Elephants, written by Sara Gruen. It is a historical novel, set in a circus during the Great Depression. I could not put this book down. I know there is a movie that has been made but after reading the book, I do not want to see it. I don't want anything to spoil this book for me. Thank you to Janet for another great book recommendation!
The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is the first book in a trilogy and is another of Janet's recommendations. Thanks Janet! This is actually a young-adult book, but don't let that turn you off. It is well written and I am looking forward to the next two in the series. It is set in post-apocalyptic North America. Try to imagine the reality show, Survivor, but where after the game the one who outwits, outplays and outlasts is also the only one left alive!
I picked up these two books at the library this week.Who could resist the story of a kitten dropped into the book return slot of a small town library one cold winter night, especially when he goes on to call the library home for the next nineteen years? That is the story of Dewey Readmore Books, "the small town library cat who touched the world". Both of these books are written by Vicki Myron, the librarian who adopted Dewey. I was a little disappointed to realize I had read the first book last summer - you know how you get through the first paragraph when you figure that out? The second book is a series of cat stories, nine of course!, and I am enjoying that one now. I am a sucker for animal stories!