Thursday, March 31, 2011
Books I Read in March
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron ***
I love Nora Ephron. She's witty and a great writer and this book didn't disappoint.
Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein **
I already blogged about this book. It was something.
Kindred by Octavia Butler **
This book had time travel. I like time travel. This book had elements of history. I like history. This book was violent. And I don't like that. It was set in 1976 and also in the Antebellum South, which was neither a pleasant or safe place for slaves.
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow *
I tried to like this book more. It is about women and their friendships! What's not to love? There was nothing really compelling about the book and I realized I didn't even really like these women very much, let alone have the ability to keep them straight (it's about eleven friends). I wanted to give it more of a chance because it was a "National Bestseller," but I finally quit reading it. I had four other books on my shelf waiting to be read. (It's disappointing when National Bestsellers dissatisfy. I know that it shouldn't surprise me if I'm out of step with what a lot of people apparently love--I mean The Bachelor is still on the air isn't it? But I expect more out of book readers somehow...)
A book I'm still reading:
Wish You Well by David Baldacci
I don't remember reading this book. It is vaguely familiar and the characters are dimly recognizable. This is why I'm recording here what I read. Because I don't remember and it drives me crazy. (I'm liking Wish You Well by the way...again?)