June 20, 2010 § 11 Comments
Stone bunny posing as Huck Finn
(Photo taken in front yard. I never lie in the grass. Why not? Time? Ticks? Too silly? Little matter; this was a photo occasion and it felt good, kinda like seasonal reverse snow angels.)
Book Thoughts (based on stone bunny) and
potentially perfect “summer reads”…
STONE DIARIES by Carol Shields. I see this book at book fairs, used, left behind, waiting for someone to snap it up. HM gave it to me years ago. One of my first Canadian authors. I loved her writing. Loved it. Can’t tell you what the story is about, but the book stays on my shelf, neither loaner nor giveaway.
CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese This one was recommended here in book blog world. And it was on the buy two-get three free table. I purchased it. It’s to be one of several “summer” reads.
THE SWORD IN THE STONE which is really (based on) THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by TH White and worthy of a re-read, it’s ginormous size (length) notwithstanding.
STONES INTO SCHOOLS:PROMOTING PEACE WITH BOOKS, NOT BOMBS, IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN by Greg Mortenson who also wrote THREE CUPS OF TEA, also an excellent book and both get five star reviews on good old Amazon.
STONES FROM THE RIVER by Ursula Hegi. I shall never forget the first page where we meet the narrator who hangs from branches and doorjambs to make herself taller. She is not. She genetically small. And despite the pain throughout the book, the writing keeps the reader going. And it’s a tale of a town and its people as they live through and suffer through WWII. And wouldn’t you know that as I write this, the ending eludes me so no spoilers here! You have to read the writing, though.
TEACHING A STONE TO TALK by Annie Dillard. OMG, also worthy of a re-read. I loved this book (again, it’s a writing thing.) Honestly, we need to rent a cabin and spend a week reading and re-reading. I promise not to talk except at mealtime (at which point you could likely not get me to shut up), but wouldn’t it be awesome to have a reading retreat? anybody? anybody? Buehler?