February 13, 2013
Any book by the late Maeve Binchy is, to me, a treasure, a cut from the Slice of Life pie. Her character developement is such that I sadly bid farewell at the end of her novels, to characters I felt I knew. I'm addicted to English murder mysteries and am presently reading "This Body of Death" by Elizabeth George. It's in the Inspector Lynley series & I feel as though I've known,loved, a respected the main characters for many years. A really good sci-fi book can get my heart beating faster & exercise my brain. Can't get my nose out of any and ALL Harlan Coben books, but I am partial to the Myron Bolitar series. He has the heart of a hero, is very funny and his best friend is a multimillionaire psychopath...who could ask for anything more?
Just finished this morning Elizabeth George's "A Traitor to Memory" and will start her "This Body of Death" tonight. Have been reading a Ben Bova trilogy-it's my "car book" (the book you carry in the car at all times to keep you company while waiting in the Dr.'s office for an hour AFTER your appointment time, while waiting for one's hair to "process" for 45 minutes at the salon etc. A You know the kind...you can just pick it up and start reading, not having to catch yourself up. Another "car book" is John Steinbeck's, "Travels with Charlie" upon which I've been snacking for about 3 years.
I love reading a good book with friends and discussing it afterwards. I often see the book in a whole new light. It can be funnier, sadder, deeper, or have a totally different aspect to it that I never saw.
A warm, non intimidating group, wonderfully inquisitive and thought provoking. The group just becomes more endearing with each gathering.