I've read my 50 books for the year and if I keep going at the same pace, I may be able to do 70 by the end of the year. It's been a good year of reading. I've re-read a lot of my old favorites and some new ones too. It started out when my 2 youngest kids challenged themselves to read 26 books this year, one every 2 weeks. They've pretty much finished by now too, at least I know my son has. It's probably good that he got done before starting college because he certainly doesn't have as much time as he used to. He does read very fast though. He's at 30 and he's read bigger books and more difficult books than I have. I like to stick to kind of light fiction and the occasional non-fiction self help kind of book or biography. The complete list of what I have read is in the sidebar of this blog, on the right. I recommend all of them except the one by Graeme Simsion The Best of Adam Sharp, because it's awful. The rest are good. I've started taking pictures of some of my favorite quotes instead of trying to keep track of them in any other way. Here are some of my favorites, both fiction and nonfiction.The first few are from a book on fighting autoimmune disease with diet, which I , sadly, can't remember the name of and it's not on my list because I didn't finish reading it. I skipped the recipe section at the end.
|"In the last fifty years there has been a 400% increase in the incidence of celiac disease."|
Now, onto fiction. The next 2 are from Frederick Backman's Britt-Marie was Here.
"At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks himself are about one thing; how should you live your life?"
"It was very brave of you, putting that tie on. Because it looks absolutely preposterous."
From Kathryn Stockett's The Help. The part that leaped out at me was "I reckon that's the risk you run, letting sombody else raise you chilluns." I was thinking about kids spending so many hours at school and it resonated with me.
The brilliant Cecelia Ahern on grief, from the book One Hundred Names.
Frederick Backman again. This is from Beartown.
"It doesn't take a lot to be able to let go of your child. It takes everything."
The extremely brilliant J.K. Rowling. "Lord -- Thingy." Oh, I love her writing so much!