Water for Elephants. I listened to this audiobook while I was in Costa Rica riding the bus through the rain forest. So when I think about it, watch the movie, or tell people about it, I feel like I'm in Costa Rica again. It's so weird, but that's what happens.
Yet another book with Russian ties...this book is truly beautiful! It is split between three different stories and times that are all tied together. One must read this book when she has total quiet time and concentration because you have to keep so many things in mind for later reference. It's long, but worth it!
Oh for a book and a shady nook either indoors or out with the green leaves whispering overhead or the street cries all about where I may read at all my ease both of the new and old for a jolly good book whereon to look is better to me than gold John Wilson, 1785 - 1854
BOOKS AREN'T JUST MADE OF WORDS, YOU KNOW... THEY'RE ALSO FILLED WITH PLACES TO VISIT & PEOPLE TO MEET.
Ask for an ereader for a gift (or invest in one). Ebooks are cheaper than most print editions and you never have to pay shipping. This is great for when you can't get to the library, or their suppliers can't get you the books you ordered.
Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).