Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reading Corner

I love to read and I wanted to devote a section of my blog to great books that I am reading. I am hopeful you will add to my list with your finds through the comments so we all can exchange great titles and share in our love for reading.

I cannot remember a time that did not involve a love for reading in my life; even as a child, I can remember going on vacation with my parents and sneaking off to the bathroom at night with my book so I could read in the hotel room and not disturb my Mom, Dad, and brother. I remember reading the Cricket of Times Square every Christmas morning while waiting for my family to wake up to go tackle the gifts under the tree; and, I cannot recall a time of boredom because if you have a great book handy, you can be whisked instantly away to a place of your choice.

Here is what I am currently reading and I look forward to reading some of your favorites as well.

Water for the Elephants

This is the story of an elderly man recalling his youth as a circus veterinarian, a decision he makes after the untimely death of his parents and the subsequent inability for him to be able to complete his final exam to become a "certified" veterinarian and follow in his father's footsteps.

The narrative of this book takes place in both the present and the past of this main character. His musings on aging have been thought provoking to me as I move into my "middle-age" years and the storyline of his youth spent with the traveling circus, the characters, both human and animal, have kept me spellbound to this book. I am certainly enjoying every aspect thus far and hope that those of you who have not read the book will do so and those who have read it, please comment and let me know your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I have that book, started reading, but put it down, maybe another time! Have a few more on the list before I try that one again. I did hear it was excellent. Thank you for visiting my blog.


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