-reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body -
One of my favorite books. I'm reading it for the fourth time!
Like stepping into another world...great book
London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a young newlywed, eager to make a success of her marriage. She finds the routine elegant luncheons & exclusive parties tiresome. When Grace receives an unexpected inheritance from a woman she's never met, she finds herself in Paris, embarking upon a journey to discover not only the identity of her mysterious benefactor but also the hidden secrets of her own past. Grace discovers a world of the evocative, intoxicating power of perfume, & a trail of dark memories...
Goodreads Mover & Shaker May 2013
The Shipping News... a really unexpected find and great great read.
The Top 32 Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs. Of the 32, I have read a total of 4. I already have 12 of the books on the list, but haven't read them yet. There are 2 books on the list that I tried to read, but couldn't get through. Finally, several of the remaining 14 books on this list are ones that I would like to read in the future. Overall, a great list!
A list of 32 popular book club books!
Summer Beach Reads 2012 - Best Books to Read On Vacation
Interesting book. One you'd have to read to believe......lol
The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger. Liesel is almost ten when she ends up in Molching with Hans and Rosa Hubermann, her new foster parents. It is 1939. In Nazi Germany. Through their eyes we see Hitler and Nazi Germany; we experience the atrocities and the small kindnesses. Zusak’s story is mostly about everyday things: hunger, pettiness, laughter, hope, cruelty and kindness. Loved it.
Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation.