Books, my new addiction. I love the way they smell and feel as your fingers touch the pages. I love the way my eyes run back and forth over the letters. The feelings that they inspire and the thoughts that they create. There is no better high than a good book.
My mom called me last week and invited me to join a book club she just became a member of. I was very excited and she explained that we both needed to take books as recommendations for next years book club meetings. I stopped at hastings and picked up a stack of books that I have read and books that I've wanted to read. I was thrilled with the thought of being in a book club.
That night we sat down with 13 ladies and listened as they pitched their book recommendations and then voted. We picked our top 10 and made our list for the year. I am very excited to meet with them again. The book we are meeting about in January is Molokai, I will be sure to review it on here when I am done. I can't wait to read it. I know that it is a historical about a girl who is sent to Hawaii because of her leprosy, but that is all that I know.
I decided to start on my stack of books that I purchased since I don't have to be done with Molokai until January.
I picked up Atonement by Ian McEwan and started it this weekend, but left it at home. So I was a little bummed when I got up to Logan and made this realization. Right then, Brittney returned the book that she had borrowed out of my stack, The Other Boleyn Girl. She said it was a fantastic book and that needed to read it. I was just happy to have something to read this week. I started it on Monday, and I have been unable to put it down. It is the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing my eyes see at night. I've even been dreaming about it.
The Other Boleyn Girl is a story of ladies in waiting, Dukes and Lords, romance and passion, King Henry VIII and his desires to have a male heir to the Throne. It is a beautiful story that really captures the essence of the time.
Phillipa Gregory's characters are so unique and her discriptive language really takes you into the time of the book. The story is told through the eyes of Mary Boleyn, the younger of the Boleyn sisters. It follows her love story with King Henry and the dynamics of the court. The plot just keeps thickening and I can't wait to see how it ends!