Kathryn October 8th, 2012
I love getting stuck in to a good book…. I actually have to set my self boundaries when reading books, because if I don’t then my house and family get slightly neglected for a couple of days or so, as I walk around the house with my nose in a book, only half paying attention to the things I should be doing!
So, my Mum asked me the other day ‘Read any good books lately?..’ and I have, but I don’t know what happened to the conversation because I never really told her about them!
My most recent book was ‘Of Marriageable Age’ by Sharon Maas. I had seen a few friends recommend it on Facebook and thought I’d give it a go. I’m always tentative about reading something after hearing a rave review…. I guess I am afraid it won’t meet up to the expectation. So, I picked up this book knowing that it was meant to be good, but not really knowing what it was about and it was wonderful!
“ Of Marriageable Age follows three people across three decades and three continents, in a story of intertwined dramas and mysterious legacies, set against the traditional customs of India.”
It really is a beautiful (although sometimes heart breaking) story with some beautiful characters, and a book I definitely recommend… If I say any more, I’ll be here all night – so you’ll have to ask me about it some time if you want to know more… or just read it
While I’m here I’ll also share with you one of our current favourite kids books. It’s called the ‘The Bungle Jungle Goodnight Kiss’ and we found it on our last trip to the library…. (it’s now way overdue!) our 3 yr old loves it and can virtually ‘read’ it to us, so next time you’re at the library it’s worth looking for! The kids love it but it holds a good reminder for us parents too!
A few of the other books I’ve read this year are The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards, and Rebekah by Daphne Du Maurier. If it wasn’t so late I would tell you a bit more about them all, but we’ll save the reviews for another day!
I would love to hear your recommendations too… I’m due for a trip to the library!