Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Showers: Reading

Hello, friends, it rained yesterday and it is freaking cold here. My big cross country trip is to begin in a little more than a week. My posts will be very short and sweet during May, chat about books and shout outs.

Today, I will chat about one of the great passions of my life. I'm a reader. I love to read more than sleeping (honestly). I'm a currently book rich. I'm like a millionaire currently when it comes to books. The following is a list of the first four fiction books by the bed and just a little piece of the story of why I am reading each book. These are in no particular order. If a book is by my bed, it's there because I'm freaking intrigued.

First, STEALING DEATH by Janet Lee Carey. Janet's writing is like layer cake, full of meaning and nuances, stuff like this: "Stars salted the night sky...","Night dies. Day is born.", "Beyond these towers and the song of time, the dragons fly."

Next, EPITAPH ROAD by David Patneaude, I own most of David's books. He's always surprising me. What hooked me this time? "Tuesday, August 9, 2067. 2 billion dead." Oh, my!

Next, CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins, Katniss and I are old friends. I had to have sequel to the HUNGER GAMES. Reality TV gone wrong, so wrong. Gotta love that.

Next, an ARC (you'll be able to get this book in the fall). First, ADIOS NIRVANA by Conrad Weselhoeft. Conrad is a brillant novelist. I cannot say enough about the emotional heart and poetic language of this book. Was a truer thing ever written?

My reading list will continue next week. Four books is enough for one week. Perhaps one of these books will look interesting to you. Perhaps this crazy book fan-ness of mine will make you read something awesome. You will not regret it.

Here is the doodle for the week. I've posted it before. I love this one. "Girl and Goat."

Quote of the week:

"To live is to swim toward the shimmer. To die is to never try." from ADIOS NIRVANA by Conrad Wesselhoeft.


Faith Pray said...

Fun! I love book recommendations, especially when I can tell I like your taste in books. I finished Janet Lee Carey's "Dragon's Keep" last week and began "Stealing Death" last night. I shall make a note of your other reads for future library raids.

MollyMom103 said...

I'm really eclectic book reader. I am after good reads, things that emotionally connect with me, an reveal deep waters of thought. I've got more recommendations to come. :)