Lately, I’ve been reading two books at one time because there are so many wonderful books out there. The combination I find myself reading is a memoir, my favorite genre, and a historical fiction novel. I never used to do this but my reading list just keeps getting longer and longer. Plus, I hope to continue to broaden my vocabulary which ultimately enriches my writing.
John also loves to read, and over the past few years we have come to the same conclusion regarding the books we read; if a story does not keep us turning the pages or if we feel it’s not well written, we pitch it and start another. We have concluded, life is just too short to force ourself to finish a book just because we started it. As a rule, John and I are people who don’t give up, we finish projects, but when it comes to books, we are now so over not finishing a bad book.
If you are looking for a good memoir, I just finished, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanihi. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/258507/when-breath-becomes-air-by-paul-kalanithi/9780812988406/
Next is Sophie’s Diary by Dora Musielak. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/718869.Sophie_s_Diary
A book I finished a couple of weeks ago, that I really enjoyed, was Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larsen, a New York Times bestseller. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-wake-erik-larson/1119739955 .
Have a good day! Therese
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