I am so disappointed lately in the books I've been reading.....not in the writing per se, just that I want to read a happy book, a book that will make me want to savour it, the sort of book that you want to go to bed early just to enjoy.
Lately it seems that the books I have chosen are instructive, but not captivating. I'm not sure if I can stand one more tome on a foreign country and customs that repress women. I don't need to be educated to all the horrible things that go on in the world..I hear enough about that in the news. I just want a total escape to happily ever after.
Please let me know if you have found the perfect read. I am slogging through the piles of books I have in my stash and will set off today with "The Time Traveler's Wife". I, apparently, am the only one on the planet who has not read it, and the movie will be out soon, so I want to get a jump on that. My daughter highly recommends it, but she loves science fiction and fantasy....eeehhh, not so sure. I hope this fits the bill.
I've decided to give my pile of books the old first 50 pages rule. If you read 50 pages and you're not totally engaged and loving the book, you can put it down and start another. This is a good short investment in the time and nothing lost.