Books, books and more books

Although I typically only read on weekends and when I travel I am a very avid reader. At any given time I have at least 20+ books in the pile of books to read. I usually order books from Barnes & Nobel because I have a yearly membership which saves me 10% -15% and gives me free shipping. Every month there is an email with some specials with bigger discounts. I have my books shipped to my office since I am never home and don’t want them sitting on my front porch. The mail room guys are like “um you have MORE books!”

If I enjoy the book I want others to read it and enjoy it also. When I read a book I always think of who would enjoy the book the most and then pass the book to them. The only thing I ask of friends I give books to is that they share them with others. My last trip to Isla Mujeres two friends loaned me books for a change. I came home from that trip with three of my books unread.

Books that I have recently read and enjoyed some more than others:

The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory ***
Ines of My Soul – Isabel Allende *****
Sundays at Tiffany’s – James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet **
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming – Joshilyn Jackson **
Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen *****
Selling the Lite of Heaven by Suzanne Strempek Shea **** hysterically funny!
The Blood of Flowers – Anita Amirrezvani *****
Plum Wine – Angela Davis-Gardner ***
James Patterson – Women’s Murder Club series the 7th in the series **** I bought the series so I can now read 1 – 6
Peony in Love – Lisa See ****
T is For Trespass – Sue Grafton ***** I love everthing by her and have read all A – T
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold ** a bit disturbing. The first sentence is “When all was said and done killing my mother wasn’t that difficult”
Tender Bar: A Memoir – J. R. Moehringer ***** wonderful characters plus a woman I work with knows the author
Atonement – Ian McEwan ***

A few of the books on the to read pile. The pile of books is not usually on the floor. I just wanted to take a photo to add to this post. :>)

Just ordered:
The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
The Gift of Rain – Tan Twan Eng
Skeletons at the Feast – Chris Bohjalian
The End – Salvatore Scibona

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One Response

  1. thanks for the list–a few new ones for me to add to my list. I try to get as many as I can out of the library, because I’d spend my whole paycheck 7 then some on books otherwise. I saw the new Jodi Picoult in your to read pile—excellent read–very thought provoking, as are most of her books.

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