Hi, book lovers! I've invited a few of my friends to join Robin Reads to talk about books. They work at the library and love reading as much as I do. Watch for their bylines!
I've been an avid reader my entire life. I read about 70-80 books a year. Yep, bona fide book nerd! I mainly read fiction, mysteries, fantasy, and some sci-fi. My favorite book of all time is Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I walked into a library around age 5 and thought I had found heaven. My favorite conversation starter is, "Read any good books lately?"
This was a slow starter but glad I stuck with it. The ending is whiz bang!!! Love Havers - has to be one of my favorite characters ever. If you like E. George - stay with this one - you won't be disappointed.
Geiger is a professional torturer. He has 3 rules and one of them is - he doesn't do kids. Then 12 yr old Ezra enters the picture. New twist on the thriller genre with this one. Reminded me of Beat the Reaper in that it was a fast read and you weren't sure where you were headed but couldn't wait to get there.
Reads like Nickel and Dimed only following produce. Guess I need to start hitting the local farmers' markets more after reading this. Just like everything it seems - how we eat has become too mechanized and process oriented. Need to slow down and just eat/cook real food.
Just finished A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Loved this book! I devoured it in one sitting. The characters reach out and grab you as you try to figure out what is going on in this small town in NC. Creepy pastor, snakes, family drama, this book has it all plus top notch writing. Definitely will be on my faves list for 2012.
Been listening to The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. I know I have habits, good and bad and this book really opened my eyes about how I make habits or break them. Even if you don't read a lot of non-fiction, this one is well done and like I said, I am listening to it on audio book so good for the work commute.
Lots of great stuff out there in kids' fiction and I dip in now and then to keep abreast of what is getting published. Just read R.J. Palacio's Wonder as I was killing time in the airport waiting for my flight back to Columbus. The story about Auggie was so moving - I started crying as I read and didn't really care because the book was so great and so touching!