Saturday, March 28, 2015

Books

Just finished:


I think Matt Haig is a brilliant writer and I really enjoyed this book.  It is the story of an alien from another planet in a far away galaxy who comes to earth on assignment.  It is not so much a fresh look at what it means to be human as a comforting look.  And the writing is so, so good.

 I also recently read:


This book is also essential about what it is to be human.  It's about a family of vampires trying to pass as ordinary people in the neighborhood.  I am long over my vampire fascination, but I enjoyed this book a lot.

Also:

This is historical fiction based on the story of Anna Eliza Young, a wife of Brigham Young who ended up campaigning for an end to polygamy interwoven with a modern day murder mystery that takes place on an isolated compound where polygamy is still in practice.  Interesting, although I thought it bogged down at times.

Currently on my nightstand:


Goldberg, of course, is one of my gurus.  This is a re-release and slightly revised edition.  Every now and then, I need the inspiration to recommit to creativity in my life.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the book suggestions. I have a new list started for my librarian, and I'll add these!

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  2. I hope you are still writing creatively. It's been a while since I read a book. I just read periodicals and the internet these days.

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  3. The Humans sounds like my type and maybe the 19th wife. I often thought I could be a sister wife. Never hurts to have help with the housework. I'll check my library. The digital versions are too expensive for me. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  4. Natalie Goldberg, there is a name I haven't heard of for a while. I read her Writing Down The Bones and Wild Mind. Both rather good from what I remember.

    Humans and 19th Wife sound very good. I will have to check them out.

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  5. I would say your taste in books is quite eclectic. I'm currently reading John Grisham's "Sycamore Road". I quite enjoy mystery so I'll have to look for the 19th wife, as I enjoy historical novels as well.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. You do read such interesting books. I read 19th Wife quite a number of years ago. I really enjoyed it. I've been reading so many wonderful book lately. I need to take a day and write them down to share with others. Right now, I am reading "Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me" by Lucinda Franks. I have found it quite interesting.

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  7. I like your choice in reading materials! Not sure which one I would pick to read first but thanks for the reviews and recommendations.

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  8. Sounds interesting. I needed some new inspiration.

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  9. Matt Haig's book sounds like something my husband would really enjoy.

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  10. I love books and just got back from the book store this weekend, so have to put your titles on hold.

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  11. Great book reviews. I am keeping a list. Thank you.

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  12. You bookworm, you!!!! I am, too!
    They keep sending me books to review and I've been doing that. It's given me a bunch of books I might not have read!

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