Charlie's recent trip to his alma mater took him to the bookstore (where daughter Kristin dropped lots of cash on her textbooks). He poked around in the sports section with all the books on ND lore. This is of special interest because daughter Kate is a publicist for a publisher in NYC and as luck would have it, she is getting to do the PR on a new ND book that comes out next week. The book is called Resurrection and Charlie gave it two thumbs up since he was able to devour an advanced copy.
Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and I have been reading up a storm this summer and had some great finds. I thoroughly enjoyed The Help; it really made me look into how we treat others around us who we view as different, no matter what that difference might be. I found Anita Shreve's book, Testimony, to be a page turner, albeit very disturbing, especially to this mother who just sent a child off to school.
An interesting book our book club did last month was A Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks, and although it was a tough subject (the plague) it gave insight and discussion into the upcoming season with the Swine Flu. Now I am about to start the new Wally Lamb book, The Hour I First Believed, for book club once again. We are reading it in anticipation of going to hear the author speak in November.
What book have you been enjoying this summer?