I've recently been spending a lot of time reading, and I can't tell you how happy I am about this. I'm not sure where I've suddenly found the time to read, but since I was a voracious reader when I was a kid, a habit that in recent years has seriously waned, I'm not complaining -- I'm just glad I'm back in the reading saddle.
I'm planning to go to the bookstore this weekend, and I'm not sure what I'll buy -- any suggestions? In exchange, here are some of my recent favourites:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -- Very dark, but very good.
A Walk in the Woods -- Bill Bryson is my favourite writer of all time, bar none. This book is about his walk on the Appalachian Trail, and while I have little to no interest at all in the Appalachian Trail, I read this book in one sitting, it was so good and so funny. In fact, days later, there were passages that I was still giggling about out loud to myself. Alex was starting to look at me with worry.
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Flowers on the main street of Manzanita. Photographed with Nikon D300, 35mm lens.