Friday, July 06, 2007

I'm Back!!!!

Reading friends, I'm back and I have a stack of books to share with you, some very good, some not so much. No matter my opinion, I always love to hear what you think, so be sure to comment if you have read any of the same books.

The first book on my list is one I just finished by the pool today. I started it last night. It's a short book. It's titled The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg, the author of such books as The Year of Pleasures and Open House, both of which I enjoyed. This book is a retelling of the Christmas narrative, focusing on the engagement period and early marriage of Joseph and Mary, Jesus' parents. It's a sweet love story, but it left me strangely unsatisfied. There was just something missing. Of course, the book is really, really short, how much depth can you put into 153 pages?

My friend Tammy gave me a couple to read as did my reading enabler Dianne. I also left the library with four books yesterday, the aforementioned love story in the stack. Check back with me in the next few days and I'll share my favorites! There are two that are must reads!

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