Sunday, May 9, 2010

Reading For Pleasure

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. I am slowing getting back to a normal routine with a little more free time.

Now that school is finally over maybe I can reclaim my life. I have a tiny bit of time before I start studying for my certification exam and it's feels so good to be able to read novels again instead of text books. Last week I finished James Patterson's, I Alex. His books are a quick read and I was able to relax in the pool and read as well. Did I just say relax? Is that word still in my vocabulary? So, since I read that novel so fast I popped over to the library to see what goodies they had that would intrigue me. Well, intrigue me they did, 6 novels later and I was busy stacking my bedside table. OK, two books were for my husband and four for me. I enjoy the writings of Karen White, I read one of her previous novels, The Memory Of Water. In fact I have that book sitting on my mantle. I like to use books that pertain to the sea or have beachy look as lifts for accessories.

Review of The Lost Hours by

When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched.

Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather’s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn’t exist—or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace—and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace’s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s— each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.

I'm always interested in what others are reading. So tell me..... What book is next to your bed?

1 comment:

Vonnie said...

"Getting the Pretty Back" by Molly Ringwald. Just when I thought I was the only "80's teenager who time forgot" turning 40 something, I picked up this light read that feels more like a conversation with an old friend. I highly recommend it.