What are you reading?
Please join in and tell us what you're reading or enjoying--fiction, non-fiction, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, DVDs, the good, bad, or indifferent. Did you love it or hate it? Join us for the Bothell Library "What Are You Reading?" program on March 19th, or join in the discussion below.
Here's what the Bothell Library staff and volunteers are reading now:
Andrea--Secret Lives of the Supreme Court: What Your Teachers Never Told You about America's Legendary Justices, by Robert Schnakenberg
Very funny, and for me, very eye opening. You learn things about these individuals who are kind of on a pedestal, and maybe shouldn't be! Some had very little formal schooling in the early days of our republic. Some of it is hilarious. [Watch for Andrea's Courts display in Bothell's front display case in March!]
Dorothy--Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
Really good. Takes place in Mississippi. A bit hard to read, with the southern style of speaking. It took me awhile to get into the dropped adjectives, etc. The mood is a bit like a Dennis Lehane novel--that sepia tone of writing. You can feel the oppression.
Jo--That's Amore, by Ricci Martin
A biography of Dean Martin by his son. He is obviously biased--the public persona is not the actual person, of course. Man, what a household! They had 6 kids, and they were wild. They even had a tank!
Karen--Family Album, by Penelope Lively
A family of six adult children returns to their family home. Lively is so great with character development, and family tensions and dynamics.
Kirstie--Mistress of Nothing, by Kate Pullinger
The world expands for a 19th century British lady's maid, as she accompanies her ill employer to Egypt. Based on a true story.
Margaret A.--Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
I just finished reading it for the 12th time in 10 years!
Patti--Breakfast at Sally's, by Richard LeMieux
The "Sally's" refers to the Salvation Army. This Seattle author was doing very well as an online entrepreneur, but then he became homeless. It's his story of living in a van with his dog.
Sandi--Roses by Leila Meacham
It's 600 pages, and I'm only on page 200! A family saga that's supposed to cover three generations, and the way it's going, it will. l like it!
What are you reading? Please share by commenting below.