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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Book Recommendations

I recently finished some charming books worth your reading time.

1.  "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.
        Set after the Civil War in Texas, an elderly man who travels around reading the news to people for a 10 cent admission fee, is asked to return a 10 year old girl to her relatives.  She had just been returned from being a captive of the Kiowa tribe after 4 years.  She is a bit on the wild side and really wants no part of the world she has no recollection of.  Their travels south to San Antonio from Wichita are not easy.
         This was a delightful quick read.  Loved the ending too.

      2. "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney
       Based on the life on the first woman ad copy writer, this book takes place in 1985 New Year's Eve.  Lillian at age 85 walks to dinner then keeps on walking.  As she tours New York by foot on this New Year's Eve you are taken to different parts of her life in flashbacks. And what a life she has had.
        Another book you won't want to put down until you are done.

3.  "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman
       If you liked Backman's first book, "A Man Called Ove" you will like this one.  Backman creates such interesting characters.  In this case Britt-Marie is someone you learn to like and root for as she carves out a new life for herself after leaving her unfaithful husband.  The book is full of quite a cast of characters including Somebody who owns the pizza store.  Loved this book.

1 comment:

Fun60 said...

Some interesting reads there. With regard to the Dales walk, you can do it the other way but you will have the wind in your face and I'm afraid you will still have a few inclines and the dreaded stiles!

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