Saturday, March 03, 2007
I Am Reading...
I shouldn't be in awe when I step in and out of a book store, yet I am. Heck, I even shelved those books for a good nine months of my life so I shouldn't be surprised that out of all of the books on all of those shelves, I can actually just choose one book. No more. No less.
I had finished The Glass Castle and needed a replacement for my 9:30 PM reading date each night. I have several reading niches, but I have a hard time narrowing down when push comes to shove in the bookstore. I can't buy them all. I have the same problem at the library. I have no business checking out more than one book because I am a slow reader and will not finish them all by the due date.
My process usually starts in the fiction at the beginning of the alphabet. This time I made it to the E's when I read the back of The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich. I had only read one other book by Erdrich, The Birchbark House, and I read that for a children's literature class in graduate school. However, I remember loving that book. As I read the cover and the first few pages, I realized this fit my reading needs.
I love historical fiction and this story actually takes place in North Dakota. This didn't surprise me since Erdrich grew up in North Dakota. I have read about 50 pages and still love it. This solves my problem when I am finished with this book. I will go and choose another novel by Erdrich.
Posted by Sara at 11:48 AM