I don't want you to think that all I do is watch TV. After that last post you probably think I'm glued to the boob tube. But no, I do read. I read quite a bit actually.
The book I just finished is The Pillars Of the Earth by Ken Follett. I put off buying this book because it was an Oprah pick and Oprah has disappointed me a couple of times by her choices. But I wanted a long read, and this book fit the bill. It is about 1000 pages and covers three generations. Mostly just two generations but it does cover the third a bit.
The book covers the building of a Cathedral in 12 Century England. But don't let that scare you off. Trust me it is a very good read.
The book before Pillars I can not recommend. It was okay, but not great. It is called Peony In Love, by Lisa See. I might read something else she has written in the future, cause it wasn't horrible, but it got a little far out for me.
Tomorrow I'm excited cause I get a new book, The Enchantress of Florence, by Salman Rushdie. I have not Rushdie's work but he has a fascinating history. You must read about him. I had heard about him, but never really knew who he was. So I'm looking forward to reading his newest book. It has received some fantastic reviews.
Thank you, each and everyone one of you! Thank you for your book suggestions. I really appreciate how thoughtful your responses were to my request for a good read. I did order two Jodi Picoult books that will arrive this afternoon. In the mean time, I couldn't wait for another book and since the previous series of books, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series aren't what I can consider informative reading, I thought I had better read something with some substance. So I ran to Walmart and purchased A Thousand Splended Suns by Khaled Hosseini. He is the author of The Kite Runner which I heard was good but didn't read.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is set in Afghanistan starting in the late 1970's through to April 2003. It's a story about a girl who was the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy man. The story follows her life and the lives of others who she is around. This is not a feel good story at all. It is sad, deep and a tad depressing. I finished it in just over a day, but had I not be stuck in a car for two, 4-hour trips to and from Las Vegas, I probably wouldn't have finished it that quickly. It was a a decent read, but not a favorite. I'm glad I read it though because I learned a lot about Afghanistan, the history involving Russia and of course the Taliban.
As far as adoption related books that a few of you asked me about, I haven't purchased any. And, to be frank, I don't know that I will buy any books specific about adoption. I read to Jake almost daily and to be honest most days it feels like I'm reading to the wall. He last for about 2 pages before he is either tearing at the book or running outside to play. For now I'm content reading Pooh's ABC's, Pooh's Colors, Pooh's Animals & Baby Elmo is So Big. (There are of course, 100 other books that are in his room that we read)