I am reading two books at the moment. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver has started off well. I don't want to put it down but as I told someone, I'm not sure it is for the right reasons! I had nightmares all night long and I am sure the book is only partly to blame, with the nightly news headlines being the most guilty culprit. You may know this author from her most popular novel, The Poisonwood Bible. The Bean Trees was her first novel and I don't know about you but I was just starting chapter books in 1989.
Also going (on audio) is EM Forster's A Passage to India. I'm having a hard time getting into it, as none of the characters have started off strongly. I also finished Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers in what was quite possibly the longest time a short book has taken me. I enjoyed it a great deal and found myself chuckling often.
I do not recall if I mentioned that I read Jan Karon's new title, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good. It completely fell flat for me. I felt like there was no plot for a rather out-of-the-blue suicide attempt. Perhaps I am too far removed from the tiny town of Mitford to have appreciated it as it has been about five years since I read the rest of the series. I hope the next book, Come Rain or Come Shine, shapes up a little better.
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