Friday, February 20, 2009

Stealing moments to relax and read...

I bought a book on CD before starting the drive back from Dallas last Saturday. I've been listening to "The Kite Runner," which has been a best seller for quite a while I think. It's a fascinating yet difficult (as in disturbing) story to listen to. I really like listening as opposed to reading this one, because the author pronounces all the middle-eastern terms and names better than I could attempt in my head. It just seems more authentic. Anyway, I know it's not a new book, but I recommend it to anyone. Just be prepared to be affected by it, in that you'll carry the story around in your head throughout your day and think about things you've done in your own life.

I'm also reading "Elijah of Buxton," which is probably found in the young adult section. So far it's very funny and endearing, but I just know it's going to take a sad turn.

Anyone in the middle of a good book?

4 comments:

DeeBee said...

I'm reading "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It's the first book in the Outlander series. It's good so you should try it.

Brandi said...

I'm so glad you told me about this, I've been wanting to read it, but might try it on CD as well, thanks!
I want to read "The Shack" but haven't found a free second in awhile... hopefully soon I hear it's really good!

her said...

I read "The Kite Runner." You should have heard how I pronounced some of the words in my head - not good. It is a great book. I can't believe I haven't seen the movie yet. I really enjoy reading books before I watch the movie. I need to see "The Secret Lives of Bees" soon.

By the way, I love the car. Is the view from your new car as good as the old? Great pics.

naomi said...

i am towards the end of "Godless" by Ann Coulter. It took a while for me to finish. I was never big on politics, but I enjoy reading controversial things.