An American Marriage

35064848I had heard about this book on the CBS Morning Show when Oprah introduced it as part of her book club. I was immediately intrigued by the story behind it along with the fact that she described it as hard to put down! Lately it seems as if it is hard to find such a book, but this one held up to her claims about the interesting story line, the plot and the mystery behind the outcome. I also downloaded the audible book and it was one that kept my attention while listening! It’s a love story, a sad story, a story of human feelings and human confusion. I would certainly recommend it!
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Magical

I love my Kindle, especially when traveling. But, there still is nothing like holding a real book in your hands, the joy of wandering a bookstore or the essence of a library filled with books.

It’s been awhile!

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It’s been a bit since I’ve blogged on what I’m reading and here’s why!  This Christmas our son and daughter-in-law bought me Books 4-8 in the Outlander series.  I already had Books 1-3 either in hard copy or on my Kindle.  This was such an awesome gift that I’ve delved into the series and am bound and determined to complete the series before picking up something else.  Thing is that each book is so long that it takes forever and a day to finish one.  Right now I am on Book #3.  So many twists and turns, each one gets better as the story goes.  I can imagine in my mind what it is going to look like when the TV series comes back on, but I only hope I’m not creating any spoilers for myself!  So, to all those reading this out there- if I’m not back for a while you’ll know where I’ll be.  Sitting somewhere with my nose in my kindle or one of the books, losing myself in the world of Jamie and Claire somewhere in Scotland or wherever they may roam!  See y’all later!

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Update on Outlander!  I just finished “Breathe of Snow and Ashes” book #6!  I couldn’t put it down, but had to once in awhile to get other things done!  I can hardly wait until the TV series catches up to the books.  Two more to go and then I’ll officially be in Outlander bookworm withdrawal!  Thanks B&H for keeping my nose in a book!

 

My Year in Books!

My Books

via Goodreads | Cheryl’s Year in Books.

The Wives: The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giants

This book intrigued me when I first saw the title and read the description of the book.  I’ve not ever been a  big reader of Russian writers, but like most bookworms the names of those Literary Giants are forever ringing in my mind.  This was really an interesting read.  It brought the writers to life and invited the reader into their lives, their struggles, their joys and their successes.  But, as so many great people that were influential in the course of history, their successes were not really realized and appreciated until after their deaths.  It was absolutely amazing the role that their wives played in their success and the preservation of their writing.  I would love to see this made into a 6 part documentary.

The Wives: The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giants

Books are….

Barbara W. Tuchman

“Books are the carriers of civilization…They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”

Barbara W. Tuchman

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The Ludwig Conspiracy

The Ludwig ConspiracyThe Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full of history, suspense, intrigue! If you love books with all of these intertwined with each other then I certainly would recommend this read. It does make me want to find out more about King Ludwig!

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I’ve gotten behind!

Wow! I didn’t realize how behind I’ve gotten in my Bookworm postings!  It’s not because I haven’t read anything because as usual my nose is pretty much in a book most of the time.  Guess, maybe it’s been in a book so much I haven’t looked up to get something posted.  But, I’ve been reading some really great books and some that haven’t been too great!

I think the biggest disappointment was “The Book Thief“.  I’d heard so much about this book from seeing trailer’s for the movie that I was really expecting something that I wouldn’t be able to put down.  It was quite the opposite for me.  I found myself putting it down way too much and therefore it took me quite a while to finish the book.  I’m one that has to finish one once I start it so I trudged along to the very end actually starting to skim as I neared the last few chapters.  And I was so looking forward to it!  Right now I’m reading ” Thin Slice of LIfe” by Miles Arceneaux.  It’s set in Rockport/Fulton and so is interesting to see my hometown incorporated into the first of his two books.  I had already read the 2nd book written by him- “LaSalle’s Ghost”, which was an absolutely awesome book.  “Thin Slice” is just about every bit as good, but not quite as “can’t put it down” as “LaSalle’s Ghost” was.  One I definitely would recommend is “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children“.  Strange sounding yes but certainly one that was tough to put down!

I’ve read tons of other books and I’d love for you to check out my Goodreads!  Not sure what’s next on the list but I’ll be back with more updates!

Happy Page turning!

More Must Reads


As usual, I’ve read several books this summer.  There are definitely a couple “must reads” to pass along!  One of them is “The Kitchen House” and the other is “Freshwater Road“.  No spoilers, no reviews here, just recommendations!