for some reason i was in a bit of a book funk...weird huh? but then i jumped back in with this book:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
and although it is THE silliest name ever, i loved the book! really, such a good book. and i didn't read it for a while because i was put off by the name! yep! but i did read it and it was engrossing and interesting and i liked the style it was written in. the voice of the characters pull you in and you feel you know them...it's post WW2 era...i learned a lot as well! read it, it's good!
Then i read Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky
i remember seeing commercials for this movie thinking,"it's about owls? really?" but my sister said she really liked it so i put myself on the list at the library and then i read it in about a day and half...quick read for sure! it's good, i learned a ton about owls, and the story is interesting...there are about 18 of these books (yes, that's right...18) so i get the feeling the author doesn't feel any hurry to tell her story...hmmm...Sounds like Robert Jordan huh dad? (rest his soul, Robert Jordan, not my dad!)
and now i am reading this...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
SO INTERESTING! i am really enjoying it! it has quite a bit of scientific "jargon" if you will, but i don't have too much trouble with it...i'll let you know when i'm done, but the story is very engaging and it's TRUE! which makes me incensed...why? you'll have to read it...i so want to suggest this one for book club (as well as the other two) but i wonder if the scientific-ness of it would be off-putting? it's not overwhelming, but it is definitely a part of it. i think that sort of thing is interesting...but we'll see how i feel when i finish it...it's due back next week so i gotta get a move on!