It's been a while since I've done a book post, so in between all the Bead Soup, here's a quick run-down of what I've read in the past couple of weeks:
"World Without End" is the sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth", and while at first WWE seemed very similar to POTE, I didn't care -- I loved it. I pretty much love anything from the days of 12th century England.
"A Man in Full" is a book that's sat on my book shelf for years. Seriously, it's been there for a long time, languishing. I think I got it as the round-out-the-order book from a book club. I finally got around to reading it, and was pleasantly surprised. Impossible to sum it up succinctly for you, but it had a lot to do with Atlanta, race relations, real estate development, politics, prison life, oh, and quail hunting. How's THAT for a mish-mash?
"The Day the Falls Stood Still" was a bargain book I picked up on a whim at the book store, and I'm glad I did. Set in 1915, it's about Niagra Falls, forbidden love (due to people's "station in social life") and the way Niagra Fall and the hydroelectric plants were making changes on the way of life at the time. I never thought I'd be interested in a book that had hydroelectric plants in it, but trust me, it doesn't read like a mechanical engineering text book.
So now, I'm reading "The Passage". I'm finding that I'm having to suspend all belief while reading it, much like I do when reading Stephen King. The FBI, mysterious viruses, the world gone crazy -- yeah, perfect for the gal who used to cease everything when "The X-Files" came on!
Books. I can't live without them.