Friday, December 16, 2011

What I'm loving this Thursday....

"To Kill A Mockingbird" - it's the third time I'm reading it, and the story's magic still manages to catch in my throat.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Not a thriller, not chick lit, yes a good read

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson is one of those novels that agents find it difficult to pitch. Too slow-paced for a psychological thriller, too simple to be called literary, not a romance, kind of a non-murder mystery.

I liked it a lot, and the second half I read in almost one sitting, though I do confess that I almost gave up about a third of the way in because of the thoroughly dreary atmosphere.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

There is something about the Old South....

Having absolutely loved "The Help", I turned to "The Secret Life Of Bees". It was a slow, uncomfortable read at the beginning: I couldn't connect to the heroine, and I positively abhorred her father and the things that happened to her in the past.

What kept me reading was the beauty of the writing style and the clever parallels between the lives of bees and the story line. A few paragraphs were so poetic, I'd like to have the book on my shelf just for the pleasure of leafing through it from time to time.

I'm re-reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" now.....