- member since October 27, 2007
Bethany’s last login was Thursday, December 6, 2012.
My oldest is 7, and has been into books from day 1. She would sit for hours and pull every book off her shelf and look through them from the time she could get around on her own. Now she's at a very high reading level for her age, and will also disappear for an hour or so stuck in a book- I LOVE it! (Especially on long trips!) My younger is still in the "I need attention all the time" phase. She also loves books, but isn't quite as occupied as my other. But yes, raising a family of book lovers makes me so happy. I've already passed on my love of "Little House in the Prairie" and Ramona Quimby, but I am waiting for my daughter to get the Boxcar Children and Bobbsey Twins bug! American Girl wins out over everything for the time being.
Honestly, I can't remember much about the book, now. I read it several years ago. It probably was that it did not live up to my high expectations, and I couldn't connect with the characters. I read it for a book club, and remember forcing myself to finish. I know I didn't like it, and it obviously wasn't memorable! But I also hate when a book goes on my "must read list" and then doesn't make it worth the time to read it! I also felt the same about Memory Keeper's Daughter. Just couldn't connect with the characters, had no sympathy for anyone by the end of the book, and didn't live up to the hype.
So have you read Nelson DeMille's others? Is Night Fall as good? I've got my sister hooked on him now too.
LOL..... I really don't carry my gun that often I was just trying to stir things up a bit. I know the impression many people have of us Texans so I was trying to fed into that and point out that I'm proud of it. We don't see many mountain lions but rattle snakes are very common. Your Montana trip sounds wonderful.
I just saw your post in BBD, and rather than clog up the discussion over there, I'm popping in to recommend Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels. If you haven't read them, give them a go. Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen) are also well worth reading.