Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Sunday Book Recommendation

Yesterday I had one of my 'sitting in my jammies reading a good book day'.  The wind chill was well below zero and I could find no compelling reason to leave the comfort of my home.  I even opted out of yoga class along with other attendees.

The book I read was David Baldacci's 'The Escape'.  It features the character John Puller of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division.  But though I thoroughly enjoyed it, that is not the book I am here to recommend.

That book is Anthony Doerr's 'All the Light We Cannot See'.  I read this book last summer after my cousin recommended it to me.  The book takes place in France during World War II.

I know that some folks will not like this book.  A friend said she just couldn't get into it.  But I found the story very moving and thought it was beautifully written.  This morning I noticed that it had reached the top of the best-sellers list.

The days of winter are short and cold, so for me, it is a great time to stay indoors and read.

2 comments:

  1. Don't think I would enjoy it. Too close to home. After all I lived through the war years in the UK. Matt is interested in that period so maybe he would like it though.

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to take advantage of these days to just curl up and read a great book? Many people don't do that now and they miss out. Glad you enjoyed your day and the book

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