Admittedly, I don't have a ton of reading time, but I do manage to squeeze some in each night before bedtime. Next to fabric, books are my favorite addiction. If I could I would start a fabric/book shop with an ice cream counter, just for fun. I expect that a lot of you would frequent my store? :)
I recently read Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler. It is about a man who wakes up one morning to find he has no memory of recent events--very important events. And he also finds that he has no one close enough to tell him those events or even to take care of him. He has a choice to stay in a life that is less than fulfilling, or to to step forward into a life of purpose.
All of Anne's book are wonderful, exploring the inner selves of ordinary people. You will always find a character to identify with in one of her books.
For me, I find in the world of books a refuge. A place where people like me wrestle through their lives and find out who they are, what their place in life is, and what life has to offer them. Isn't this much like what we all do every day?
I also read Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, the author of The Time Traveler's Wife. The first half of the book was interesting and compelling, largely because the story was so unique, but the second half of the book was just plain weird. This one I was glad to finish.
Now I am reading The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I am only a chapter into it, but I can't decide if I am going to continue with it. A couple more chapters will tell.
What about you? What are you reading?