- Hudson, OH, USA
- member since November 6, 2009
Past time to post the next selection. Are you OK with Lynn Neary's best book club books?
My email to you seems to have gone awry so will post tonight if I don't hear back. Don is OK with the choices.
I liked The Art of Fielding a lot, too. I haven't yet read the latest A.M. Smith (The Limpopo Academy...), but always find his books a nice, gentle "pick-me-up" after reading something heavier. I notice you also like Michael Connelly and Maeve Binchy, two of my favorites. I am sad Binchy passed away. She had gotten to be the only author of "women's fiction" whose books I read faithfully.
I really wanted to nominate The Orphanmaster my last go round but it wasn't out in paperback yet. I think it will be one of the first books up in 2013. I'm really trying to stick to my plan for this year as those not read may never be read. I just read the third in a series on Genghis Khan. The violence in some of the battle scenes was a bit much to take but I wasn't sure what the point was other than battle scenes. I didn't have a problem with the first two books - so this time around was it the book or me or some combination of the two?
I remain envious of your speaker series. I haven't heard the Indigo Girls do Down by the River. You Tube here I come!
It is a hopeless task. One of the ladies in our gardening group wanted to know how to stop squirrels from eating her apples so I suggested the book to her.
I bought the book years ago when we were living in Illinois. We had problems with squirrels which resolved themselves when a pair of Great Horned Owls began nesting in the pines near our house.
I can see how mysteries would be helpful when you're grieving since generally all the problems are solved by the end. I had some trouble with the violence in the Nesbo book but overall I enjoyed it. I used to be able to read violent stuff without it bothering me at all but then someone I knew was stabbed to death and I have trouble reading violent books now. But The Snowman was fine...I just skipped the parts that bothered me. How are you finding Tractors in Ukrainian?