Tuesday, April 26, 2011

nose stuck in a book & a giveaway!!

*that would be the most accurate description of me lately...so much so that until yesterday, I hadn't done a bit of scrapbooking in at least a month. figures...I get on a Design Team and then have no interest in scrapbooking. funny.

*anyway, just finished a book last night...it's called "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro

*It was an interesting book for certain and at times a bit odd...I guess they are making it into a movie too...I had no idea but I will definitely have to see it when it comes out. The story line has a bit of sci-fi in it for those who like that, but that is not the overlying theme. It's unlike anything I have ever read before.

*As you may know, I am a bit (or more) obsessed with historical fiction books, particularly taking place in and around the Holocaust & World War II time frame. I have read a bunch of them already, but there are so so many more to read...there is just not enough time in the day.

*If you are also interested in books of this genre, I wanted to let you know of a giveaway going on right now - find it here!! This blogger is giving away a copy of 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson. So go her site and find all the ways you can earn entries to win. Enjoy!

*I'm currently reading "The Scent of Rain & Lightning" by Nancy Pickard  loaned out from my public library FREE to me for my Nook...I am loving my e-reader...not only do I read faster on it, I'm saving a TON of money on books by getting them from my library. I currently have 7 checked out (too many!) and another 6-8 on my waiting list. Crazy!!


Sarah said...

That's cool that you are into history. I am not into history or any form of geography at all. I am kinda boring I guess! I have been reading Moby Dick on my Kindle for what feels like forever! I have wanted to read some classic books and have been working on it (and it helps that I get a lot of free books on my kindle like you do on your nook). I read on the train everyday to and from work since I have a long commute. I think reading is good for the brain and at times, the soul. I used to read a lot more before I had my kid and I havne't picked up a regular book to read in quite a while (though I started 'the girl with the dragon tattoo' back in November and never finished). Sounds like you have a few good ones on your hands and your post reminds me that I need to go to the library and get a card since we just moved here! :)

emilysuze said...

I love that you keep posting books that you're reading or want to read on FB. It's helping me compile a reading list of my own. :) And hooray for ebooks! Of course, now the Kindle is finally compatible with adobe ePub and I kind of wish I had waited for that to happen.