Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Turn the Page... Tuesday

Is it really the 1st Tuesday of the month already!?!  WOW.  August flew by!

Well, if it IS the first Tuesday, it can only mean it's "Turn the Page... Tuesday" time.  Many thanks to Adrienne at Some of a Kind for starting this fun virtual book club of sorts.  Check out her page today and then join in next month!

So on with the books....
If you ready my entry from last month, you know I was working on completing David Copperfield.  I'm happy to say I did it!  All 900+ pages.  Whew.  This was a lonnnnnnnng one.  Completely satisfying, however.  (I would have been very upset if I read all that without a satisfactory ending.)  I found out, too, that D.C. was originally published in 30-page "episodes".  That would have been a PERFECT way to read it.  Just enough to keep you interested without making into the ONLY thing you do in your spare time.
Also for Book Club, I read Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.  This was an incredibly quick ready (maybe it just felt that way after all the "olde English" in David Copperfield) and quite enjoyable.  It was a book of struggle during the 1930s-40s for two sisters from Shanghai who end up in Los Angeles after being married (in arranged marriages).  I thought of my own sister many times when reading about Pearl & May's relationship (and perspectives of each other, especially in the eyes of their parents).  I guess sisters will have similar feelings - no matter where or when they grow up.

This weekend I started a new book, River Horse by William Least Heat-Moon (Penguin Pub).  This is yet another Book Club selection.  The story is true - Heat-Moon journeys across America in a small boat, taking waterways throughout.  So far, I have only met the boat (the Nikawa) and his co-pilot (Pilotus), but I'm looking forward to their adventures.  It seems amazing that this is possible - I can't wait to find out more.

I'm almost done with my friend's baby blanket, so hopefully next month I'll have more books to talk about.  Sadly, I haven't figured out how to knit and read at the same time.  Oh well - multitasking is SO overrated.  :)

HAPPY READING!

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

I have David Copperfield waiting on my shelf ... I'll make sure I get into it when I have a lot of time! I'm going to check out those other books ... looks interesting. Thanks for participating ~

luci said...

ooh checkyou out forreading david copperfield! well done you. I cant knit and read at the same time either.I like to imerse myself in a book.

Stacey's Treasures said...

These sound like good books.
I can't even watch TV & read anymore let alone knit & read. Oh yeah, I can't even knit.

Debi said...

Congratulations on finishing David Copperfield! I have heard that the Shanghai Girls is very good... can't wait til next month when you tell us what you thought.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

A pat on the back to you for making your way through "David Copperfield." I don't think I have the stamina any more for that kind of serious reading.

Paige said...

I've got Shanghai Girls on my list of books to read - glad to hear that you liked it!

TICKLEBEAR said...

have you ever considered audio books!! that way, you can knit and enjoy the book at the same time. i guess this would work for expert knitters...
:)~
HUGZ