My granddaughter is taking this book in grade 7 English. I saw a copy at a gs and bought it for fifty cents I thought it would give her and myself a nice chance to discuss it. . It was an easy read and I found it quite interesting. So much so that I requested more of this author's books from the library. Although the book is fiction the author has based his books on various things in his eventful life.
These are my library books right now: The Quilt is by the author of Hatchet. I had about an hour today to start it and I'm halfway through. It's a thin book but a good one. I've read all Maeve Binchy's books so reading this what appears to be short essays should be good.
I was looking for the book A Year of Biblical Living by A.J. Jacobs but it wasn't available ( I'll have to request it and wait) but meanwhile I took this one out. Mennonite Girl......well, I was one, wasn't I.
These next 2 photos are of books I acquired over the weekend and have added to my stack of "to be read".
Another Splash of Gin and Tonic is a humorous gardening book "confessions of a compulsive gardener". Mama's going to buy..... I bought this book strictly because I have read and enjoyed Jean Little so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this one too. The books I've read by her have been for older children. Once again...easy reads.
Finally, two of the books that I'm reading these days .( I am often reading 3 or more books at a time. I do eventually get through them all). The Gladys Taber is a reread and the Mennonite Foods.... is the kind of book you can pick up and read random bits. Some history, recipes, that kind of thing. Both my parents were born in Russia so some of the places in the book are names familiar to me.