Saturday, May 26, 2007

What are you reading???

I am in book heaven here at the moment - you know - when you have books lined up just waiting for you to find the time to read them. When you can't decide which one you should read next, because they are all so damn interesting looking.

I have just finished reading"Child of the Prophecy"by Juliet Marillier - the third book of the Sevenwaters trilogy. I have read this series before, but it was some years ago, and I do love them - a great fantasy romp... the first one is based on the Grimm brothers fairytale about six boys turned into swans....and the story just goes from there.

The next book (and I confess I started to read this one before I finished the last) is "for one more Day" by Mitch Albom. The author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People you Meet in Heaven". Having enjoyed those two books, I was looking forward to this one, which I have borrowed from my Dad. I am up to page 29 and already hooked. Here's the blurb, from the back of the book:
"If you had the chance, just one chance, to go back and fix what you did wrong in life, would you take it? And if you did, would you be big enough to stand it?" It goes on to say "For One More Day will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia. But most of all, it will make you believe in the eternal power of a mother's love."

After I have finished that one, it's on to the one I have borrowed from my Mum....I have been on a bit of a Jodi Piccoult binge, with Mum's help (she buys 'em, and then when she has read them, I borrow own personal library). This is the only remaining one I haven't read yet - Harvesting the Heart. So far I have found Jodi's books to be "unputdownable". I am expecting that this one will be the same.

THEN, I have "Lucky Man - a memoir" by Michael J Fox waiting for me. I am dying to read this one. Borrowed it from my Dad again. Michael says "The ten years since my diagnosis have been the best ten years of my life and I consider myself a lucky man." Far out. I have trouble enough dealing with my everyday woes, and here is this guy living with Parkinson's disease and with an attitude I can only aspire to. I really can't wait to read this one.

So, if you don't hear from me in a know where I will be - in the meantime, I challenge those of you with blogs of your own to share your reading lists....whether it's books you have read, or books you are going to read, or even just books you like the cover of, let us know.....
Keep smiling,


Jen H said...

Hey Soovee - what a great idea - I will do that. I, too have read some of Jodi Picoult books, some I have "loved" - ie couldnt put down even though quite confronting storyline but there was one I couldnt even finish in the end - I will have to find which one it was and see what you thought of it
Jen H

Chel said...

Hi Sue, I love the library challenge - can I do it in a bookshop? (Translate - I'm too lazy to return a library book).
I was recently on a Jodi Piccult binge - I read Harvesting the Heart, or was it My Sister's Keeper (hmm now I am confused) and a couple of others LOL. I seem to be on a 'choose a huge book, read the first 300 pages and stop' phase at the moment - I really need to get one finished. Really glad to hear you are all well.
Hugs, Chel