Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Choices

Today is all about choices. I spent most of last evening finishing Louise Penny's How the Light Gets In for next week's online discussion at gamacheseries.com. My cat, Josh, ran over to cuddle when I was crying over the book; the villagers, the bravery, the tragedy and triumph. So, I could have given you a light fluffy review of a children's book. I'm not.

Instead, I'm offering you three choices. You can join us at the discussion, even if you would prefer to lurk and read others' comments about this challenging book. You can tell us what you're reading today. Or, you can just let it slide, and move on to the next place on the web for the day, knowing you can come back here tomorrow.

I'd love to know what you're reading. I just hope you come back, as I will tomorrow, after I'm done crying over How the Light Gets In.

19 comments:

Anna said...

I really like reading books like that. That are a bit emotional and make you think. I'm reading Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay. I'm really loving it.

Mason Canyon said...

How The Light Gets In is an amazing book. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that cried during it. As for what I'm currently reading - I'm actually cheating and listening to The Long Way Home. I've had to make myself stop listening so I could finish a couple of books I have scheduled for review. There's just something about Louise Penny's books that I can't resist. I know you said you enjoy reading the print copies, but listening to them being read by Ralph Cosham makes Gamache seem so real.

Lesa said...

I do, too, Anna. Isn't Jenn's book, fun?

Lesa said...

Mason, I'm so glad you're enjoying The Long Way Home. I do have it, and have just not started. My problem with audio books? I get impatient. I know I can read it so much faster than I can listen, and I want to get going.

Janet C said...

I picked up Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron yesterday, so you may be able to guess how late I was reading last night. It is as expected wonderful, funny and thought provoking. On my walks, I'm listening to all of Louise Penny's books in order. It is amazing. It's as if it was all one long story that she knew from the beginning. AWESOME!!

Margie Bunting said...

I'm close to the end of Marcia Clark's The Competition, and it's hard to put it down. It's about a Columbine-like school shooting, and I really think it's one of her best.

Charlotte said...

I am almost at the end of Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft. Then Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain is next. I keep reading about authors that I haven't heard about and I check to see if the library has them. If they do I have to place a hold on them. They send them from other library's because most of the time our library want have them. I had rather get them from the library first. If not possible then I buy them in print or ebook. So many books, there is no way I will ever get around to reading half of them. Ever day there are new ones on the list. Enjoy the book you are reading today.

Anonymous said...

I just started reading A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. I love the way this author writes and will be looking forward to reading the rest of this series (Bess Crawford).

Vivian

Trisha said...

I just finished The Bees, which I enjoyed more than I expected.

Lesa said...

Thank you! It's so nice to catch up and see what you're reading. I finished reading How the Light Gets In, sent my book discussion recap and questions, and I'm back to reading what I'm reading. A friend recommended Howards End is On the Landing by Susan Hill, and it's a glorious book about books. Just fun.

Page said...

I'm reading The Directive by Matthew Quirk, Benediction by Kent Haruf and Slow Surrender by Cecelia Tan

Lesa said...

Ah, Page. Another person who reads multiple books at the same time. I get it.

Kaye Barley said...

Lesa, I am so with you and Mason about the tears this book brought forth. wow. Wasn't it amazing? I have to say - I have used up all my superlatives trying to describe Louise's work. I have none left and her books continue to touch me in ways I have given up trying to explain.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I'm reading "Love Letters" by Debbie Macomber and "The Peach Keeper" by Sarah Addison Allen. Both of these books are hard to put down! =)

Lesa said...

I know, Kaye. What more can you say about such a writer? Not easy. And, I haven't read The Long Way Home yet. I know you have, so it's encouraging to see that note, and the comments a reviewer made. I didn't go any further. I want no plot giveaways. What I already know is enough.

Lesa said...

Melissa,

You really do have "Choices" when you're reading two terrific books at the same time!

Maggie Haas said...

Louise Penny transports me to Canada and makes me want to have a hot coffee, warm cinnamon roll, and look outside into a snowy village. Her books refresh me when it's this hot in Alabama. She writes at a very high level.

Lesa said...

I agree, Maggie. If you become a Louise Penny fan, you'll always want to be transported to Three Pines.

Lesa said...

I agree, Maggie. If you become a Louise Penny fan, you'll always want to be transported to Three Pines.