12.02.2010

Two Books

I read. A lot. And much of what I read is grabbed randomly off of shelves at the library, chosen for their cover, a color, a turn of phrase or just because they were at a convenient proximity. Every once in a while, my method of random selection leads me to hit the proverbial jackpot. I find a book that I can't put down, that haunts me for days afterwards, and remind me why it is that I love reading. These are two such books.

"Room" is told from the perspective of five year old Jack. He has spent his entire life within a single room. through his eyes, a dark subject is taken on with wonder and tenderness. "Half Broke Horses" is from the same author as another favorite, "Glass Castle". It tells the story of Jeanette's maternal grandmother {a real spitfire of a woman}.

Everyone is busy during the holiday season, but if you can, take a moment for yourself. Soak in a bath and read one of these books. Or at least put them on your Christmas list. :)

4 comments:

hAha said...

your posts of late have been magic to me. love you. miss you.

Kristina said...

I've heard Room is awesome. One day, when I'm not in school and have time to read for fun, I'll have to check it out. :D

The Queen Vee said...

I read a lot too and always appreciate a great read suggestion. I will definitely check these two books out. Have you read THE BOOK THIEF, I think you'd like it?!

Apis Melliflora said...

Just finished Room. In 5 hours. What an amazing, imaginative story. Liked it much better than Alice Seebold's Lovely Bones (somewhat similar idea).

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