Friday, April 01, 2011

March 2011 Reading List

This month, I've started a number of books that are still in progress, so my list looks woefully short.  I guess that's one problem with reading more than one book at a time (I usually have at least 2 going, usually 4 or 5.  I'm sitting on 4 at the moment I've started and am reading.)

Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton.  After remembering how much I don't care for Jane Austen last month, I picked this collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors from the same time period. I love the tragedy in most of her stories, but also the portrayal of the angst and turmoil of individuals living during that time.  I love her descriptions, and her style of writing.  (Checking with Amazon, I linked to the free Kindle version I read this month.  There is also a novel she wrote of the same name, but this is definitely a collection of short stories.)

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton.  Once I got started, I didn't want to leave her behind.  I had read this one before, but I liked coming back to it.  I think it is one of her best, and I love the ending (no spoilers, though!)

Ravenous: A Food Lover's Journey by Dayna Macy.  Interesting. She's an author, who decided to write a book about her year-long journey about finding out more about the food she craved -- including how it's made. It was interesting.  The oddest thing to me?  How it always seemed that she prepared and ate a completely different meal than what she prepared for her husband and 2 kids.  I"m not sure that was the point of her book at all, but that was one of the things that I came away with.

Murder a la Mode by G.A. McKevett was about a former detective, who has a chance to appear on a reality show.  It's one of those female-character-murder-mystery novels that I enjoy for the fun factor.  This one didn't disappoint.

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