Have been reading up a storm lately. Habitually head to bed at 11:00 pm and read until 3:00-4:00am crawling out at 11:00am. Guess it comes from years of being a night nurse! Definitely not a morning person!!
Here are the three books I'm returning to library. Still have 10 piled by bed, all of which can be renewed.
FAITHFUL by Alice Hoffman, who has never disappointed me. Her THE DOVEKEEPERS is one of my all time fav reads!
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. The story revolves around a disturbed young woman who worked as a secretary at a private prison facility for teenage boys.
In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for a new counselor ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.
and a totally lovely novella (76 pages) from Fredrik Backman, the author of A MAN CALLEED OVE. The novella is AND EVERY MORNING THE WAY HOME GETS LONGER AND LONGER. This novella tells of how a Grandpa and his young grandson learn to say good-bye.
...........and what are you reading? Anything new in your life?
That one is still on my "hold" list. There are a mere 78 other readers ahead of me. I have also encountered books that disappoint me in the way you describe. Just part of the reading adventure, I suppose.
I've been reading most of the afternoon, because there is nothing else to do. It has been raining all day. As I sit here at my computer looking out my apartment window, I see nothing but clouds and rain. It has been that way most of October so far. I was hoping to go for a walk, then stop at the library. But that doesn't look promising.
Next week, it is on to Wisconsin Dells to meet my best friend from Chicago, where we will indulge in a few beers (while solving all the problems of the world). Then I'm meeting my three brothers for a trip down to Kentucky. They decided they wanted to visit a few distilleries. I am not so big on distilleries but am hoping we can catch some horse racing at Keeneland in Lexington. Probably will not get in much reading during that week.
Have also had a rainy day here with several inches of rain and occasional thunder. Am putting off errands until tomorrow as some local flooding.
Wishing you safe travels as you visit friends and family. Hope you find some "ponies" in The BLUEGRASS state! I had some good friends who raised race horses near Middleburg, VA.. Now live at The Polo Club north of Miami. My grandson is engaged to a lovely gal who showed her horse, "Denver", winning several championships. I'll send you an article about her from the Equestrian Chronicle.
Enjoy your travels! The Stuve Boys on the Road!
Last night finished "a shocking and strangely tender novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes.". This was one of the strangest and most well written books I've read in a long time, truly unfogettable. The author of MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION is Ottessa Moshfegh
Finished the whodunit novel Magpie Murders by the British author Anthony Horowitz
I was not familiar with the author but he has written quite a bit for British TV such as the series Foyle's War and multiple episodes for Midsomer Murders and others
Cleverly written and with unusual twists. Some parts are written deliberately in the style of Agatha Christie (for a purpose). If you enjoy this kind of thing it will be a treat. The less you know about it the more you will enjoy it.
Have read many books since I last logged in here. The only one worth mentioning is We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter. I am a fan of WWII novels and this one is based on a true story set in Poland during the Nazi occupation. If you like this type of story you might want to try this one.
Has anyone else read it?