Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Hopping!


 We have a great book club going called Authors By The Alphabet, for the letter F,we are now reading Still Life With Husband by Lauren Fox if you'd like to join or jump in for G in May :)  You can sign up *HERE*



This Hop is hosted by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books, and it runs through the weekend, so if you can't today, hop on tomorrow!  Just remember, go to her site, follow the rules, visit some of the blogs and get to know em, if you start to follow tell em you met them through the hop!

This weeks ? -

"Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."


I am listening to Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton for my book club.  This is a very moving book, a true story about an innocent man going to prison for a rape he didn't commit.  He was in there for 11 years before finally cleared of all charges.  Ronald Cotton is a saint in my eyes.  This man harbors no ill will towards Jennifer nor Mary Reynolds even though he didn't do what they say.  How he came to terms with the possibility of being in prison for the rest of his life with no chance of getting out is amazing.  He is so at peace and serene, one can learn a lot about forgiveness from him.  Great book

I am also reading Wraith by Phaedra Weldon.  The protagonist is Zoe Martinique.  She is feisty, with a smart-alecy type of personality, yet a bit on the dense side if you ask me.  Getting herself in bad situations before letting herself heal physically from last scuffle is getting on my nerves a bit.  I don't know if I quite like her enough to continue this series.

Hhhhmmm, does this mean I'm breaking my rule of not more than one book at a time?  One is audio so does that count?  By the way, I truly prefer reading to listening, while it's cool to listen while I'm on my treadmill, I feel I can read faster, and I can imagine much better.  I did this cuz I got the audio for free and I'm really trying to keep my book buying to a minimum even for my book clubs, accessing the Library when ever I can, and so far so good!

3 comments:

  1. I keep resisting the idea of audio books too. I'm not sure I'm as good a listener as I am a reader.

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  2. I'm introducing four young men from the books I'm currently reading. Come see who they are. Happy blog hop.

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  3. Yeah...sometimes audio books are slow. It is good for a car trip, but I can read faster also.

    Neat site...don't think I have stopped before.

    Hopping by from the blog hop.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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