"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I'm Reading Wednesday: So Many Books!

This week, I finished two books and started a third.

First, I completed reading Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.  I was mesmerized.  Wharton's writing style was really enjoyable.  Easy to read and full of description.  It is difficult to believe that the whole book is about a man who is thinking about cheating on or leaving his wife.  The plot can be summed up so succinctly, but the book is so much more than that.  Remember this book was recommended by both my sister and a good friend.  I have always trusted my sister's recommendations.  She has led me to many great books and authors, and now I have someone else I can go to for recommendations :)

My second book this week was Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Future by Michael J. Fox. This was an interesting memoir about how Michael received his "college education" in the real world.  There were some interesting anecdotes about his life, and overall it was an enjoyable read.

Finally I have started reading Terry Goodkind's Stone of Tears, the second book in the Sword of Truth series.  I read the first book in this series a number of years ago.  Now that I am returning to the series, I find that Goodkind's writing style is no longer very appealing to me.  It seems stiff and contrived at times.  Hopefully I'm just making an adjustment between this and my last fiction book.  I'm not sure if I will make it through this one.

What are you reading this week?


  1. That Michael J Fox book sounds interesting. Currently I'm chomping my way through some Star Wars books, but I also plan to read Mountains Beyond Mountains sometime soon.

    1. I have always wanted to try some Star Wars books. So you recommend them?

  2. I've just discovered your reading blog, yes I know I'm a bit slow.
    I love reading too, in fact I often read while knitting. At the moment I am on my first Virginia Woolf book - Mrs Dalloway. I find Terry Goodkind a bit artificial, perhaps we have grown out of him.

    1. I also have a cooking blog and my husband and I have a photo blog. You could say I am obsessed! I have started to read while knitting. The Kindle makes it so convenient.