Monday, November 19, 2018

Who's Who in the World of Reading

I love books. I love to hang around with people who love books. So, when I queried my Facebook friends about their reading choices, it was an interesting mix.

I’m currently reading Enduranceby astronaut Scott Kelly who spent a year in space. If there’s one specific thing I’ll remember about this book, it’s not his space adventures. It’s his transformation. He hated school. He was bored out of his mind and barely made it to graduation. After floundering a bit, he realized what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to fly. That was the turning point for him and it’s a valuable lesson for the rest of us. We should never give up on our young people. Never. Maturation is not necessarily chronological. If a lackluster student can become an astronaut, who are we to judge an eighteen-year-old who has not yet figured out his/her plan. My mantra: To everything there is a season.

Now, looking for a good book to read? Here’s some suggestions:

My high school buddy, Sharon McCagg, is reading Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty of Big Little Lies fame

Cyber friend, Dawn Miller, is reading Shades of Wicked by Jeanine Frost

Golfer Extraordinaire, Duane Oberlander, is reading The Litigator by John Grisham

Writer, Diane Tolley, is reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

My tiny big sis, Beth Cazel, is reading The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

My friend and fellow mahjongg player, Judy Ozanich,is reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. She also enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere by the same author

Retired Navy nurse, Debbie Zimmerman,is reading Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

Apple Valley, CA resident, Phillip Schmeck, is reading The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

    My friend, Lee Hamilton, is reading The Bat by Jo Nesbo

So, there you have it. An eclectic mix from my FB buddies. You’re welcome!

If you want to add to the list, feel free to leave a comment.

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