The Mom here!My first book of 2012 is a juicy hardcover full of bookish fun. Books: A Living History by Martyn Lyons just posted a photo --click here to check it out or to post a photo of what you are reading on our Facebook page!Happy 2012!!!
The Little Sister here:My first book, mom is reading to me Geronimo Stilton The Secret of Cacklefur Castle FUN!!!
Gods & Generals by Jeff Shaara...I've been on a Civil War binge, mixing up historical accounts with historical fiction.Gods & Generals views the war from the (fictionalized) personal viewpoints of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and other commanders from both sides of the fence.
My first read of the year was Stephen King's 11/22/63 :-) brilliant
One click : Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.comA book about another company, like Apple or Google, that changed the world as we know it.Happy 2012!
i just read The Best Book, entitled Cloak, by James Gough. Move over, Rowling and Riordan!! This was one of the best YA books I've EVER read!!
Just Kids by Patti Smith. Yeah, the hard-rockin' 2011 RockHall inductee. THAT Patti Smith. A present from Daughter M, it has the holiest beginning of any book I've read. Wow!
I'm reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. It's for my book group. I read it many years ago, when it first came out, so this is my second go-round with it. I have to say, it's a dazzling display of writerly skill and storytelling, but there's something about it that's wearing me down. Not just because it's long. Partly, I think, because of the tone. It's satirical, I suppose. But I think it's that Franzen doesn't seem to have compassion for his characters. There's something, maybe, cold about it. And then being a writer myself, I begin to feel that I could never even come close to the bravura of his performance, so . . . that's the start of 2012 for me.
My first book for the year was Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce. On a bit of an Aberystwyth kick atm - just read the other two I hadn't come across as well: From Aberystwyth With Love, The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still. Simply brilliant. Of course if you know anything about Wales or are a fan of writers such as Jasper Fforde, then you'll love them too :)
My first read was a comic poetry books called "Haiku for the Single Girl" by Beth Griffenhagen. Very funny if you are currently single or remember being single. :) I have a book review coming up for it soon.
My first books of 2012 are Hunger Games and The Paris Wife (a sister book with Hemmingway's "A Moveable Feast"). Looking for some good inspiration. Thanks Books for Walls! Love.