I have been reading a lot in the last couple of weeks. On my trip up to the University of Chicago, I picked up a collection of all the Father Brown stories by Chesterton. They are a little bit like the Sherlock Holmes stories, except that Father Brown uses psychological inductive reasoning instead of physical clues. I enjoyed the series a lot!
Then I had picked up a collection of the Anne of Green Gables stories, all the books in the set. It totalled 1434 pages on my Nook! I found the stories very interesting... I have read them several times before, but this time instead of identifying with Anne (like when I was a girl) I identified with Marilla. It gave a whole different flavor to the stories, and a lot of different insights. I must say, I enjoyed the stories a lot!
Then I read a couple of the Elm Creek Quilts books. There are at least 16 books in that series, but they do not come in a set. They are individually priced for my nook, at about the top limit I like to pay for electronic books. The first one was "Winding Ways Quilt" in paperback that Moonsilk Stitches loaned me. I enjoyed that one so much that I picked up "Aloha Quilts" for the nook, and read that in one evening. That one was even better!
Today I have been reading "Intrigues" by Mercedes Lackey. I read almost everything she writes, but only have one or two books of hers on my Nook. That would be another author I would like to have the complete collection of, but again, since they are newer books I cannot pick up a complete collection for just pennies, like I can for the older authors. I will just have to pick up one or two at a time. Hopefully some of the older books will be more discounted.
I have been reading "The Book Thief," and "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Help" but I am having trouble sticking to those. I do want to finish all three of them, but ever since I was young I have disliked too much suspense. I would hide behind a chair when a TV show got too exciting, and I HATE horror movies. In a hand-held book I can glance ahead a couple of pages to make sure everything is going to turn out okay, so I can keep going, but with the Nook, or an audio book, I haven't discovered how to do that. So the reading languishes until I can power through.
I have a couple of Debbie Macomber books (paperbacks) that people from knitting group are sharing in my "next" pile. Some of her stories are about knitters who solve mysteries... fun!
What are your favorite books and/or authors?
I will have pictures of some stitching tomorrow, I promise!