Yesterday I read Catku:What is the Sound of One Cat Napping
My sister got it for me for Christmas and its a hoot. It's haiku written from a cat's perspective. It's a novelty book, obviously, but very cute and fun. A great gift for cat lovers. :)
I just read "The Tender Bar" By JR Moehringer. And I must say I really enjoyed it, about a fatherless boy who falls in love with his lofty desires (Yale), Sidney (a girl right out of Fitzgerald) and the bar in his hometown.
Of course "The Tender Bar" would apeal to me, my screen is named "beerbelly"
The book I read while commuting to work is Roma Eterna by Robert Silverberg
It's actually a collection of short stories which take place in various periods of an alternative history. The theme of the stories is that the Western Roman Empire did not collapse (although it was considerably weakened) from the barbarian invasions. Also, as told in a brief prologue, Moses' rebellion against the Egyptian pharaohs failed and he was unable leave Egypt. As a result of this, Judaism is a small, almost unknown cult, and Christianity was never born.
My book for reading at home is Garcia, an American Life by Blair Jackson. I was never a Grateful Dead fan in the past, but I have been listening to cds in which the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Bands play songs of Bob Dylan. Reading up on Garcia I learned about his eclectic musical roots and interests. I have always been liked eclectic people, so I wanted to learn more about Garcia.
Oh, and I spelled the author's name wrong - his first name is Franz. :)
I'm now about 10 pages into The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The reviews I've read liken it to a combination of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Umberto Eco. So far, I'm enjoying it and it is very well written.
Critical - I picked up The Shadow of the Wind in the summertime. I loved it. Quite convoluted in parts - but I drank it all in, dreamt it and couldn't get it out of my mind for ages. I hope you enjoy it.
I just started Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella...so far it's quite amusing.
I'm about 100 pages into The Shadow of the Wind and am loving it! It's one of those kind of books that I have with me at all times so I can read at traffic lights, while waiting in the drive thru at Micky D's, if I get stuck by a train, etc. I am always so excited to be immersed in a compelling book!
Off to get comfy under my quilts and lose myself in Barcelona again......... :)