A Great Book!

Monday, January 06, 2014

If you're looking for a great book to read, may I suggest one?

I FLEW through Where'd You Go, Bernadette between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'd seen mention of it on the internet somewhere earlier in the year, but my book mentor and friend Leanne recommended it to me as a easy-to-devour, quick read, and she was spot on.

I loved reading a book that took place in Seattle. I don't know much at all about that part of the country (beyond numerous viewings of Sleepless in Seattle, naturally), so I always love reading a book that takes place in a location sort of foreign to me.

Besides that, the book was smartly written, fast-paced, and just interesting. I was totally captivated. A much better-written and more comprehensive review can be read here (thank you, New York Times). And PLEASE, don't miss the American Girl doll dressed up as the book's protagonist on the author's website. LOL, indeed.

I love reading books (I actually have an English degree), but motherhood and iPhones have really done a number on my reading habits. Before having children, I would normally read 30-ish minutes before bedtime, you know, like most people. Nowadays, my habit is (shamefully) mindless social media phone surfing for a few minutes before totally crashing. Yuck! I hope to change that this year.

My husband got me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas (another Leanne recommendation! Holla!), and I can't wait to use it. It's very lightweight, you can use it in the dark, and hold it easily in one hand. I'm finishing up a book I bought on the iPad while we were out of town last month (Wally Lamb's We Are Water), but after that I plan to try out The Goldfinch on zee kindle. Anyone read these?

And there you have it. Happy Monday.

8 comments:

  1. So, should this be my read for January?? I agree... that sneaky iPhone has become my nighttime read as well... new leaf turning over indeed!

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  2. yay books! I love my Kindle so much. always in my purse, and I try to read during my lunch break; feels so much better than working at my desk.

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