Monday, May 11, 2009
big stack of books
Mark and the kids got me a big stack of paperbacks for Mother's Day.
Snow Flower and the secret Fan
I started on this one by Lisa See, it is pretty good so far, but I was feeling a little woozley yesterday, and had to put it down because the chapter where the foot binding starts was just too gross, and too intense to take. I find this period of Chinese history really fascinating, so I am exciting to have this book.
I am also reading body of lies , which I am not in love with so far.
The story is ok, but not well written enough to really suck me in, in a big way- this one will take a long time to get through.
I suspect I will slog though it though, just because I am a sucker for spy stories.
Speaking of spys, I am also reading the last supper by Charles Mccarry. This is the story of how our spy hero Paul Christopher got into the business. I love the series and I love this book too, just for fun. McCarry knows how to write a good spy story and throw in a lot of historical facts that make it interesting and informative at the same time.
and last but not least, I started the man in the white sharkskin suit, a memoir about a Jewish Egyptian family, told by the youngest child. I just read the first chapter, but I think it will be an interesting story. I wasn't blow away, or anything, but the subject matter was unique enough to make me want to know more.