March 31, 2008

I can't put it down......

I love to read.
I really do.
What is it about a good book ?
And then when you read lots of good books, in a row !
It just doesn't get any better than that.
I never really want to finish a good book.
I start to slow down near the end,
afraid that when I finish,
I won't find another book as good as the one I'm reading.
Some books I read,
sit all day
and if I only get a chance to read a few chapters each night,
before bed,
that's enough.
every now and then,
I find a book I just can't put down.
I go everywhere with it.
I dog ear the pages that have paragraphs so deep,
that I re-read them a few times
in order to really feel what I'm reading.
Sometimes then I even close my eyes,
so I can better picture the characters that are living in my head.
Then I want to read those paragraphs OUT LOUD,
to the world,
just to see their reaction.
I said to my sweet hubby yesterday that I was going to waste the day away,
because all I wanted to do was read my book.
He turned his head and said,
"oh Buff, reading is never a waste of time, silly !"
Gosh I love that man !!!!
{I'm reading Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult~this is the one I can't put down and I just finished Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky}
~both of these books have "law" related issues and I swear that in a previous life, somewhere, somehow, I spent time in a court room. Or maybe it's just from my time spent as a CASA a few years ago and the hours I spent supporting juveniles in front of a judge......but whatever it is, I love law when it's at a level that I can understand~


  1. I love reading people's book reviews -- except that everytime I do my list gets longer. I'm thinking maybe I heard something about the Jodi Piccault on "Bookstack" or maybe somewhere else... but I did hear about it. When it pops up, that means I need to listen.

    Gee, I'm behind on post reading!

  2. It is the best when a book gets a hold of you!!!!

    I have a recommendation. It is non-fiction, but it is about a legal case and I couldn't put it down...

    A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr.

    I read it a long time ago, but it was really good. I think you would like it.

    I am going upstairs right now to read my current book. It is a memoir about a woman who met her "secret" sister when she was 39 and her sister was 35. You see her sister was developmentally disabled and the parents had her in a home and did not tell anyone about her. This was in the late 1950's. We sure have come a long way, thankfully.

    Did you ever read The Pact by Jodi Piccoult? Another unputdownable book.


    Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik

    Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

    anything by Elizabeth Berg (you already know that!)

    anything by Fannie Flagg, especially Standing Under the Rainbow

    The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman

    lots of love

  3. I will spend more time reading this summer for sure! Laura does a list every year, and I have kept them all...and I have read a few too! Enjoy

  4. Books ... mmmmmmmmmmm. I haven't read the Jodi Piccault book you mention, so it got added to my list. First I have to read the 11 (I counted) books in my bathroom cupboard by the bathtub (which is where I read my books), then the 42 (I counted) on the bookshelf in my studio. But she made it onto the list, so there's hope.

  5. When I'm close to finishing a story I don't want to end, I need a book with wonderful promise waiting in the wings. Otherwise. I’d. Have. To. Make. It. Last. Forever…..

    Still, it’s sometimes hard to leave the characters.

  6. On a day that you feel like crying, nothing. but. crying...
    Read "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. It's being made into a movie as we speak, and I'm counting the seconds.

  7. me too. love a good book. usually a novel. love to dig in and read the day away. can't do it very often these days, but from time to time I still try. then I don't get much sleep. oh well. it's worth it, as long as I don't read another good one too soon after the last! :)


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