Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Recently Read Books

I joined a book club in January and since then have started reading more during this school year. This isn't a usual thing for me because evenings are taken up with school work, but I have been making time to read.

For the book club I read "Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. Not a book I'd pick up to read on my own. I made the mistake of buying it, too. The same day I had heard an interview on the Diane Rehm Show with the author of "Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World" and decided to get it as well. It was a nice book with a heart-warming story though a little repetitive. A third book I also purchased that day was "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. I just finished it on Saturday morning.

"A Thousand Splendid Suns" takes place in Afghanistan and is eye-opening to what life was like for women during the time of the Taliban. I had wondered how women could put up with the treatment they were receiving, but now realize that for many of them it was all they knew and for others there was violent repression of their rights. The author tells a gripping story of two women Mariam and Laila. I can't say more without giving the story away. Read it if you haven't already.

My book club selection for February is "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I got it from the library this time. I'll let you know how it is.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I should really start to read more. I am currently reading 'One Man's Wilderness.' It is about a man that moved to the Alaska wilderness, built a log cabin by himself with limited hand tools and then live there for most of the remained of his life. It is a collaborator of his diary entrees and has been a very good read so far.

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