- Jun 8, 2008
I get what you mean...now that many of us have some extra time it is hard to concentrate and get lost in a good book or movie...I am having trouble concentrating and that is why I thought OK let's pool our resources and see if there are any books we can get lost in for a bit and get away from the everyday stress that is the new normal for now...i can't concentrate enough to enjoy a book when under pressure
i still have Mrs Obama and Sen John McCain to finish
East of Eden is one of my favorite's too. I think I've read it more than 3 times lol.@missy I love classics too! Out of your list East of Eden is a particular favorite. Right now I am reading To Have and Have Not. @Jimmianne I will have to check out A Moveable Feast.
I'd like to add Lonesome Dove as a wonderful escape from our current situation.
Have to go to bed now, but will try to report back on some more book recommendations tomorrow.
You didn't. I simply wanted to make readers (who are the people who will gravitate to this thread) aware of its existence since it holds the titles as well as the plot descriptions and many discussions of books that may not be mentioned here. I was thinking of it as the sort of place one can go to find less than classic authors.
Your thread is very much appreciated, missy. I love book threads and get all my reading ideas here on Pricesope. I am very glad you started this thread. Thank you.but I thought a fresh thread re the Covid outbreak might get new eyes on it and new recs vs just bumping up The Book Thread.
I would like to re-read a Man Called Ove as well. In general I love re-reading books. This week I have been re-reading my favorite book from childhood - Harriet the Spy. My goodness there is so much to take from this book as an adult. What a strong and unique character Louise Fitzhugh created! I highly recommend it.I just re-read A Man Called Ove this past weekend (a personal favorite), and am about to start The Hunger Games trilogy (must be my 4th time reading this story) - a prequel (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) is coming out in May 2020 and I want to be ready for it
I read A Man Called Ove for the first time a couple of months ago. I can understand why it is a favorite of yours. I mentioned it to a good friend with whom I stay in touch through a monthly phone conversation. She had also read it and said she was glad that I liked that kind of book. I found it very life affirming.I just re-read A Man Called Ove this past weekend (a personal favorite), and am about to start The Hunger Games trilogy (must be my 4th time reading this story) - a prequel (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) is coming out in May 2020 and I want to be ready for it
Yes!! Finally someone else who enjoyed the Fifth Season. Loved the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms too. Excellent stuff.I’m a big book worm. Here are some favs by category:
Nonfiction: The Information
Sci fi series: The Expanse
Sci fi stand alone: The Fall
Fantasy series: The Fifth Season
Fantasy stand alone: Sirens of Titan
Fiction: Elegance of the Hedgehog
Autobiography: Look Me in the Eye (written by a man who grew up with Aspergers before the diagnosis really existed)
Science nonfiction : Predictably Irrational
Well...if we are going to venture into this territory, I will heartily recommend all the books by Edward Eager, which I have read many times (and read to an English class I taught once, too). I would start with Half Magic. I found it so funny that when I was reading it aloud to a class I had a very hard time not bursting out laughing! And it (a well as all his other books) is so well written! The humor is very layered, so that adults and children can both find meaning in it.. This week I have been re-reading my favorite book from childhood - Harriet the Spy.
Adding this and your fave childhood books to my goodreads account...Another book that I loved that was set in Scandinavia (in Norway) besides A Man Called Ove was Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. I do not want to spoil it, but it is really unique.
Goodreads says, "Norwegian By Night is the first novel by American-born author, Derek B. Miller. When 82-year-old American widower, Sheldon Horowitz goes to live with his granddaughter, Rhea and her Norwegian husband, Lars, in Olso, the last thing he expects is to find himself on the run from the police with a small boy in tow."
The Plague by Albert Camus
Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.
"A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times."
We read a long time ago but I am going to search for it in our home library and reread (if I can find it).
I laughed a little when I read this Deb (thank you for helping me laugh because these days I don't have much to smile about). I cannot blame you for not being in the mood to read this. It is an excellent novel and was published in 1947.I had just been thinking of this thread when I logged on. I was actually going to ask how everyone was doing with his reading. You got here ahead of me, missy!
I am unsure whether I ever read "Th Plague". Is it a play or a novel? I suspect I never read it, because most if the Camus I read, I read in French. I remember L'étranger well because of that.
I am in no mood to read "The Plague"!