It’s been another long week, full of work, more work and not enough sleep. Never enough sleep. Never enough time for writing either, it seems. I would love to win the lottery and stay home to write and read all day. I’ll have to settle for the coming long weekend, and sleeping in for three days instead of the rest of my life. 🙂 C’est la vie.
I am once again, low on energy and low on ideas for what to discuss today, so I’m going to go with a reliable old stand-by.
I recently finished reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” as you may know. If you didn’t notice it last week, check out my first book review on this blog. Currently, I’m reading a novel by Linda Holeman, an author I recently discovered. She’s a Canadian and a fellow native of Winnipeg. I didn’t know that when I read the first novel I’d ever read by her over a year ago. The first one of her novels I’d read was called “The Saffron Gate.” It was wonderful and I couldn’t put it down once I’d started it. Since then, every time I’m in a book store, I look for more of her books. I’ve looked her book list up and I know she’s written more but I never could seem to find any in store. Then, just the other day, when I was still slogging through 50 SOG, I was browsing at the bookstore and found “In A Far Country.” I bought it right away and have barely been able to stop reading enough to work and sleep and other boring stuff like that. I’m nearly done and maybe next week, I’ll post another book review. 🙂 Either way, I’ll tell you now, I recommend her novels. I know I’ve only read two – or very soon will have – but as I already mentioned, they had my complete attention from the first page. In fact, even pausing long enough to write this week’s blog entry is more time than I wanted to take away from reading “In A Far Country”, especially considering I’m into the last quarter of the novel.
I will say this about her books though, they seem to be about women going through the worst kinds of hell you can imagine. They are serious, intense novels and I wouldn’t attempt to read them unless you’re prepared for that.
That being said, I still think you should read them. 🙂
Which brings me to my real question of the day: What would you recommend for someone looking for something to read? New, old, whatever genre you prefer or just finished reading. Whatever favorites or classic you can think of, which would you suggest for another avid reader? Better yet, what are you reading right now and is it any good?
I’m not short on authors to read and I have a stack of unread books but I always love to hear about what other readers enjoy. I’m sometimes pleasantly surprised by something someone else has suggested. I don’t know if you’re the same as me or not, always looking for another good read, but if you are, now is the time to share.
So… What do you recommend?
Most of all, take care and happy reading!