Hello my wonderful ladies!

I love a good book! And no, I am not talking about MY book because I have already told you many times about my book so you should be rolling your eyes about now.

I wish I had more time to read. I think we all do. Books are magical things. I think they are so much better than television, but of course I can say that because I can go and turn on the TV any time I want. If I didn’t have TV, I might be upset. What would I do without Mad Men, Once Upon A Time and the Food Network? Still, reading a book lets your mind wander and create its own pictures to the story. It works your brain (which TV does not) and working your brain is good!

I wanted to share some good books that might interest you:

My all-time #1 recommended book:

SHANTARAM by Gregory David Roberts

 

Based on a true story (which is amazing considering what he goes through), it takes you from the harsh world of maximum security prison to the harsh, beautiful, crazy and wondrous world of India. It is written so beautifully and I could not put it down. I have given it to many and they all loved it! There are rumors that Johnny Depp bought the movie rights and let me tell you, when this becomes a movie, everyone will be talking about it! So read it now so you can be ever-so-cool when you are ahead of the curve.

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein

 

Heart-warming and truly touching, this book is unique because it is written from the perspective of the dog and I think it sounds just like a dog!

 

LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME by Gail Caldwell

I really loved this book! So warm and fuzzy but done well. It’s the story of two best friends, and a dog. What’s better than that?

 

I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK by Nora Ephron

I LOVE Nora Ephron! No, I mean I am obsessed with her! How could you not when she wrote such iconic films as “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally?” Her humor is spot on with mine. In “Hearburn” she writes about a husband who who was “capable of having sex with a Venetian blind.” Here are some of her other funny quotes:

“What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.”

“As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren’t even people I would date.”

“A successful parent is one who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.”

 


CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Vergese

I am finishing this book now. When I read the description, about two twins born in Ethiopia at the time of revolution, it didn’t sound that interesting to me. But boy is it interesting! The writing is descriptive and expressive and the events in the book are unexpected and fascinating. I highly recommend it!