Two Books On This Tuesday
So what am I reading right now? Actually, two books.
Cousin H suggested the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. She said the story line reminded her a bit of Peter Jenkins' book Walk Across America. I loved that book, and it marked the beginning of a lifelong love of nonfiction.
I'm reading Wild on my Nook eReader. I love it. I cried through the early chapters, but I admire Strayed's courage in attacking this journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. I find myself wishing I could plan a long hiking trip. I'm only six chapters in, and I am enjoying the description of her trip and coming to grip with her demons.
Last summer, cousin M sent me the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books, the Stieg Larsson trilogy. It has been a hectic school year, but I am finally reading The Girl Who Played With Fire. I am glad to finally have time to read; I am completely sucked into this second book.
I usually hate mysteries. Often, they spend time trying to scare the reader. (Fear is highly overrated for this reader. I don't like being afraid. I avoid horror movies for this reason.) Larsson writes a mystery of intrigue. I like his characters, and I especially like the fact that I can't figure out how the story is going to end. He isn't predictable.
Cousin M, I hope to finish the 2nd and move on to the 3rd so I can return your books by summer. Thanks for your generous loan, and I'm sorry I am so slow.
So, this is what is on my end table today. Two great books at one time-- that doesn't happen every day!