I read a lot. Several books at a time. Actually at this time I am reading more than I am knitting. Usually my nightstand holds all my newly bought books. I love to look at them and try to chose which one will be next. One of the current books I am reading
before I fall asleep is on top of the pile. Today it is The Shop on Blossom Street, another knitting book. A very light and relaxing read for me. The comfort of the yarn shop and the companionship between these so different women is a familiar feeling. I do think though that the author of "The Friday Night Knitting Club" copied the storyline a bit and I feel like I have read this before. But I do like Debbie's book more.
I just finished The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. This was a lovely book and I recommend it. A heartwarming story set in the 60s during the racial turmoil.
I also finished Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. A great book that is so close to home. Living in San Diego we come in contact with illegal Mexican immigrants on a daily basis, they are waiting for work on every street corner and in the evening you see them walk back towards the canyons where they have a makeshift camp, trying hard to support large families at home. In Boyle's book immigrants and an upper class community share the same canyon, unwillingly.
Now I have run out of shelfspace, of course and I already have 15 boxes with books in storage as I cannot part with them. I did send the last 3 books to my mother in Germany for her to read, she does not have that much space either. But at least we share. I am intrigued by the new Amazon device Kindle, the electronic reader. Looking at the reviews and blog comments it sure seems like a great investment. This would be a very space saving and portable device. But I still like the look of all my books on my shelf. Pulling one out, leafing through it, smiling when I see a long forgotten bookmark or notes on the side that I wrote down in high school, decades ago. That would be missed. Maybe I will wait for the 2.0 version, updated and cheaper (hopefully).
Oh, speaking of 2.0. I won a book through Stella's blog. The Food 2.0 Cookbook. And a lunchbag with the same logo. Thanks Stella, what a nice surprise. Adding to my collection of cookbooks.
I need a bigger house.