Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I injured my finger last week so I am far behind in my stitching but I have been reading quite a bit. I finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett, and Hood by Lawhead. Now I am reading The Murder Room by P.D. James. You are probably thinking, what an eclectic collection of books! But there is some logic to it -- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was a church book group selection. I missed the book group meeting but read the book. The Voyage Out is an on-line book group selection. Truth and Beauty was lying around the house, Hood looked interesting on the new book shelf at the library and The Murder Room was also lying around the house. I am trying to read one book I own for every one that I read from the library. Most of the books that I own get donated to the Friends of the Library to be sold to other readers. In time, I think that this might decrease the total number of books in the house while raising money for the library.

I liked Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and would highly recommend it. The Voyage Out was interesting but not my favorite Virginia Woolf. Truth and Beauty kept with the theme of female friendships written by women and I enjoyed it. It would be a good book group selection. Hood was OK.

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