I have always been a voracious reader. From the time I learned to read around age 4, I have loved getting lost in novels. I remember as a kid spending hours just lying on my bed reading and reading. People always ask when I find time to read now. I make it a part of my bedtime routine. Sometimes I read for an hour, sometimes just 5 minutes before I start falling asleep. But I find it the perfect way to turn my brain off from life and relax.
I have read some pretty awesome books recently. Here are a few of them.
My absolute favorite was The Imposter Bride:
I always tend to be drawn to stories involving the Holocaust, but this truly was a fantastic read. Even better than her earlier novel Your Mouth is Lovely (which is also excellent!):
I also loved The Dress Lodger:
It's a very interesting, disturbing, engaging story about 19th century England during a cholera epidemic.
The Cat's Table was pretty good too and it had been a long while since I read anything by Michael Ondaatje:
This is How You Lose Her was my least favorite. Parts of it I liked, but overall I just found it strange.
I am currently working on The Lemon Tree, which I am also really enjoying so far.
I am very old school: I read everything in hard copy. I just can't get into reading books electronically. By the same token, I still read both the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail in hard copy too. I just don't find it the same to read newspapers and books online. How about you?