So, I've been reading a book called Motoring with Mohammad about a man's journey back to Yemen to find his journals he'd left the first time he was there (due to a ship wreck)--such and interesting read about life there . . . and it's a true story.
The book was also one of the hand-me-downs from our Australian friends. They lived in Yemen for a year and worked for the UN before coming to Scotland.
. . .Some other books I love:
The Self Healing Cookbook . . . and you can read it like a book. It is so delightful and philosophical in a very unpretentious way. I totally recommend it if you are into whole foods and balance in your life. Many thanks to Amber, my dear friend.
The Scarlet Letter -Did anyone else just love reading this book in high school? So revealing in so many ways. I think I should read it again.
Angela's Ashes --There was a tidbit about it on The Office and it made me laugh . . . although the book is heart wrenching.
Primo Levi--I had to read this in Italian and it was tough. Thank goodness for the class discussions.
I finished reading Kitty and her Sisters a few months ago and it was not an epic but I was glued until the very end with lots of sister drama.
The next book I'm going to read is a Feminism: Issues & Arguments by Jennifer Mather Saul. Jason brought it home from the university library for me. After that I have to read Freakonomics recommended by Charla.
I've not been a person that goes from one book to the next always reading and reading but lately I've started to want to read more and more. I've always been really kinesthetic and needed to get up and move around after a 20 page read--even if I was loving the book. I'd get tired in a restless way--tired from sitting! So I really enjoyed short stories for a while (has anyone ever read the short story The Sound of Thunder? -- it's a good one). Anyway, I'm happy to find that I can sit and be calm for longer and maybe it has something to do with being a mom and being busy even when I have nothing planned. Reading has become an escape.
What are some of your favorites?? . . . Or books you have read lately?