- member since February 25, 2011
Tammy Dorsa’s last login was Thursday, April 7, 2011.
I would give Water for Elephants another try. I loved it! And the film version is coming out sometime this spring. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson are starring. How are rehearsals for Sound of Music going? I did see Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a fun show and I think you will have a good time performing in it.
Going back to the classics from time to time is not a bad idea. There are so many great novels that one read in school that one could go back to now and appreciate even more simply because one is older and has more life experience. Actually, I did read a lot of Faulkner in college and did my BA thesis (we had to do one of those) on his ABSALOM, ABSALOM! But there have also been some very good novels in the past few years. Have you read all of the following?: The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein), A Reliable Wife (Robert Goolrick), Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay), Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford), The Room (Emma Donoghue), Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen). If you missed any of those, you might want to give them a try.
I've read one of Jodi Picoult's books - I can't remember which one but I do recall liking it. Sookie Stackhouse? You will have to enlighten me on that one. If you like British mystery novels, my favorite authors in that genre are Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, and of course, PD James. I usually make my choice of books based on what strikes my fancy in the Sunday NY TIMES book review section and also the recommendation of friends. But you have to make sure that the friend's taste in books is at least somewhat similar to your own. By the way, I noticed that you read THE HELP. I loved that book and recommended it to everyone I knew.
Among the books that I have recently read are the following: The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson), The Reversal (Michael Connolly), Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford), The Room (Emma Donoghue), A Widower's Tale (Julia Glass), the Stieg Larsson trilogy (The Girl Who.....), The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England (Ian Mortimer), and The Charming Quirks of Others (Alexander McCall Smith). I am currently reading A Lily of the Field (John Lawton).