I think I've mentioned that I love to read. The bad part about it is that I just buy the books instead of borrow them from a library. But now I've got a great selection of books for anyone else to borrow!!
I stayed up way too late last night to finish a book called Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. It is historical fiction (which I just love!) and it is about the story of the Taj Mahal. I don't know much of the history behind the Taj Mahal, but this book was not letting me sleep last night! I loved loved it. I wouldn't let a teenager read it. It was a bit graphic (not just the sex stuff, but also wars).
I thought I would give you a list of books that I have read and loved, and maybe you'll find one in there that you'll enjoy too.
Marie Antoinette The Journey by Antonia Fraser
Flags of our Fathers by John Bradley
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio by Terry Ryan and Suze Orman
French by Heart by Rebecca Ramsey
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff
The Courtesan by Diane Haeger
These are not all of the books that I have read recently. I still have one that I haven't started. I would like to read more of one of my favorite authors Fannie Flagg who wrote awesome books like Fried Green Tomatoes and Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man. I am a big fan of Jane Austen. I really like historical fiction. I learn about the time period and read a cool story, even if it isn't a real story. The book Suite Française is an amazing book. The author died in a concentration camp. Her daughters had this manuscript for 60 years before being able to open it and find out what their mother wrote. I am waiting for the other one to come out this fall. If you haven't figured it out yet, I will read almost anything about France or if it has an Eiffel Tower on the cover, I will usually pick it up, if not actually buy it. Marie Antoinette was a slow read because there is so much detail, but I really enjoyed it. I'm sure I'll be reading more as Matt continues in this PA program.
I also love self-help books. I have recently bought, but haven't read, a book called Raising Cain. It's about boys, and how to help them with the emotional part of life. I've only read a few pages. My favorite self-help book by far is How to hug a Porcupine. LOVE it. I need to find it and reread some things. I need to end this because I wanted to get in a little cross stitching tonight. Yeah, I'm weird, I read and I cross stitch. But I love it!! And coincidentally, I'm cross stitching a picture of the Eiffel Tower. Yeah, I have France on the brain.
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