Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Summer Reading

I read a few things, not as many as usual, over the summer. One book was The Long Song by Andrea Levy. It seemed to be the LONGEST SONG EVER to read! I did learn a little about Jamaica, but I don't really have anything to say about the book. Horrific events with an unreliable narrator (although at times humorous). Just found a post I started, so I did have something to say about this book. My thoughts are now posted.

Another book I read is called An American Journey: The Oak Ridge Boys by Joseph Bonsall (one of the band's members). As I grew up listening to the Oak Ridge Boys, I enjoyed the history of the group and seeing the pictures, both public and private, of the band's journey. However, at times the author was a bit sappy and preachy. There's not really a plot to the book, other than to relate events from Bonsall's viewpoint.

I tried reading another book (...And the Ladies of the Club), but I just couldn't get into it. I actually started reading it twice, got over 200 pages in, and have decided to quit it. The book is about 900 pages or more.

As I've moved to the librarian role, I've read many "how to" manuals and catalogs. The irony of this is I'm surrounded by books and haven't had time to start reading one yet.