Remember when I chose a word for the 'new year'? It was 'balance'. Well, I can report that so far I haven't been very balanced but I guess it's still something to strive for. I came down with a bad cold that lasted most of last week and all I did was read. I didn't blog much so I am behind on visiting everyone. But I read library books on my IPAD. I check ebooks out from my library and use a program called Overdrive to view them on my IPAD for 14 days. After that they disappear. So that is incentive to finish a good book.
I give the highest rating to only a very few books. And I gave it to this one. The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy was written in 1972 so maybe everyone else has read it. But it was 'new' to me! And I loved it. 366 pages that I read in a couple of days. I could NOT put it down. It's a memoir and I'll include a little quote here. "The Water is Wide is based on Conroy's experiences of teaching on Daufuskie Island in the late 1960's (thinly disguised as Wamacraw Island in the book). After his application was turned down for the Peace Corps, Conroy applied for a job teaching black children on this isolated sea island off the South Carolina coast"
Have you read it? It is AMAZING!
And if that's not enough.... this week I went to the local library and found some old Nancy Drew books in the lobby 'books for sale' to add to my small collection.
This one was published in 1937 which I think makes it the oldest one I have.
What wonderful old classic mysteries!
I'm joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday HERE!
What are you reading this week?