Recent reading – July 2008

I thought I would share some of the books that I have read recently. I was very busy until the end of July with graduate classes, but as soon as they were finished, I found time to read for fun again. Ā Please let me know if you have read any of these books, what you thought of them, or if you plan to read them in the future. Ā I do recommend all of them. Ā ~Melissa

A Dog About Town, J. F. Englert

Light on Snow, Anita Shreve

The Ladies’ No. 1 Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White

Cards on the Table, Agatha Christie

2 thoughts on “Recent reading – July 2008

  1. Hi Missy and all my fellow readers,

    I am really enjoying your blog and just wanted to share my last good read:

    It was I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE by Mary Higgins Clark. I have never read anything by her before and I am so happy I did. I am ashamed to say that for years I have only been interested in select genres and I did not really branch out to anything else. My reading primarily consisted of African-American fiction and included some Anne Rule here and there.

    The change mainly came when you first mentioned the book, DOG ABOUT TOWN. That book really sparked my interested I began reading it but did not finish so I need to restart that ļŠ. Ok so back to Mary Higgins Clark. I was in the airport coming back from Houston and I needed to read. Because I have a strong interest in suspense and I had not read anything of that nature in a while I went to that section.

    Of course, there were a number of books by MHC and I read the synopsis of all of them but I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE really grabbed my attention it had a little love, a little murderā€¦ you know all that good stuff that goes great with a cozy chair and a cup of tea. I wonā€™t give anything away but I did want to say that it was definitely a page turner.

    Thank you for sharing your blog with us I will definitely go to the library and check out THE LAST LECTURE.



  2. Our local book club read The Ladies’ Number 1 Detective Agency, and everyone fell in love with Precious. At least, I think that’s her name. She was such a capable, endearing, and “real” character that we couldn’t help but care about her. What a jerk her husband was!

    The Elements of Style is amazingly rich in content to be such a slim little volume, isn’t it? I keep a copy at work and at home to keep me straight when I’m wondering about lay and lie, when to spell numbers as opposed to just writing them as numbers, etc.


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