Monday, December 17, 2007

Back On Track

For some reason, I didn't read any books in October or November. It's a record for me. I usually read 3-5 books a week. Those were the months Luke was gone and I stayed with mama and daddy. My routine was different. I watched TV with mama and I read magazines in spurts.

Things are back on track, though. I recently finished Best Friends by Martha Moody. It was a really great book. I thought it was well written. It follows college roommates, Clare Mann and Sally Rose through adulthood, into careers and marriages, tragedies and triumphs. The author goes forward and back in time but, not too much, just enough to keep the writing fresh. The plot is a little on sad side. It makes you think about what you would do with information, knowledge. If you knew something terrible that could really hurt someone you love, would you, could you, should you, tell them? I finished Best Friends and immediately began Good Little Wives by Abby Drake. It was a fun, quick read about older, rich, trophy wives with a murder among them. The story follows 4 of New Falls "wives of" as they try to figure out who murdered the ex-husband of one of their old friends. All the wives have secrets, all of them are suspects and it was a good book. Not earth-shattering, not edge-of-your-seat but, good.
I just finished Good Little Wives and I'm just opening The Other Mother by Gwendolen Gross. It appears to be very engaging and thought-provoking. It's about two different mothers who live near each other, a working one and a stay-at-home one. A pregnant first timer and a seasoned mother of three who have different views of parenting and "the two women find themselves both drawn to and repelled by each other and their opposing choices..." (from the inside jacket) I'm excited to dig into this story.
As per usual, I try to follow a "serious" book with a more light-hearted one so, the one after The Other Mother will probably be this one, Smart Girls Like Me by Diane Vadino. More on this book and on The Other Mother as I progress.
What are you reading? Be sure to tell me a little about the book in case I have no clue. I'm open to all books except Sci-fi. I don't just read chick-lit or depressing stuff!

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