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.
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.
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. :)