Found this in the draft for this blog and decided to include it.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A stack of books grows higher by the week alongside my computer, books I have read from late October until now, books I have just set aside until I have time to review them for the blog......but as I posted a week back time is running out and my stack gets taller. I will have a new blog in 2012 solely to record my readings and my reviews. For now, to expedite the process and move books into either donation bags or, if a keeper, to the shelf in our home library, I am borrowing a technique from Kat Mortenson and assigning stars ***** to rank the books, with 1 low and 5 high:
It has taken me awhile to learn to discard a book that does not hold my interest, I have so many books to read and so little time to do so that it's not worth wasting my eyeballs on a bad one. Why did I think I had to plod along when the pages and words held no interest?
No I do not e-read nor do I have any desire to do so, being the proud owner or stacks of books and a marvelous home library. I never pass a book sale without picking up something. You will see several on the list below that are used, older. A book does not have to be on a current best seller list to attract my interest. I have been exposed to wonderful books I might not have found nor read through my local book club where we meet monthly to discuss.
and reverie about the authors famous parents.
sisters from Nova Scotia who immigrate to
America. Fascinating and humorous in parts. "She was
worn to the shape of a gnarled tree...." describes their
novel is about a condition resulting from an auto accident
Excellent characters and writing by a MN author. Selection of the title
and what it represents is a story itself. Will read more of his books.