Take a look, it’s in a book

it’s…Reading Rainbow!

Anyone remember that?  An awesome show on literacy starring LeVar Burton.

LeVar Burton

Good times.

I have been so absorbed in the move west, getting a puppy, and working a new job that reading for fun has fallen to the bottom of my priority list.  But reading makes me incredibly happy, so it’s time to get a new reading list!
I went to the Long Beach library for the first time since moving here (shame on my hippie soul) and realized that I don’t even have a clue as to what is new and spectacular, or even what Oprah recommends. OPRAH!

I picked up Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet because it was staring me down, and because it’s one of my dad’s favorite books.

What are you reading?  Anything I must check out?  Do you use the library or do you compulsively buy books on Amazon like I have a tendency of doing?



12 thoughts on “Take a look, it’s in a book

  1. My all-time favorite. Her are a couple of books that I really enjoyed:
    — The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by A. Weisgarber
    — Brooklyn by G. Tolbin
    — The Zookeeper’s Wife by D. Ackermann
    — Lit by Mary Karr

    And I’m getting ready to read Half Broke Horses by J. Walls and Play Their Hearts Out by G. Dohrman.

    Reading is truly a beautiful thing!!

  2. Let me know when you finishe “Pillars of the Earth.” I read it the other summer and absolutely fell in love with it. It’s a long read but well worth it!

  3. I’m currently reading a book about beekeeping which I’m pretty sure isn’t on Oprah’s list 🙂

    I haven’t read a good book in forever!

    P.s. LOVE LeVar Burton! He’s 54??!! Wow

  4. SO EXCITED that you’re coming home in APRIL!!!

    I miss you tons, and wish I had a good book to recommend but my current reads are epidemiology studies 🙂 Great times!

  5. I remember Reading Rainbow. Do you remember School House Rocks? Here’s a favorite ditty: Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Hookin’ up words and phrases and clauses…

    A few good books I’d highly recommend:
    The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
    The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards
    Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
    The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Without Remorse, by Tom Clancy

  6. “Slow Eddie” by Bruce Jones was the last book I finished excitedly a couple weeks ago. I think it’s at http://sloweddie.com and it’s my friend Kate’s dad… so it’s extra good.

    I also am about to finish “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” which has, guiltily, kept me up until 3:30am in the throes of a murder mystery. Fantastic! I love Mondays.

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