Sunday, January 31, 2010

a reading filled weekend

What a good weekend! I usually get up well past noon but somehow found myself up at 9am on Saturday AND Sunday! This truly NEVER happens!! I can go usually go to bed at 10pm and STILL sleep until noon.

Getting up that early allowed me to have hours and hours of uninterrupted reading time and still get a lot done. I finished my second Canada Reads novel, Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees. Wow. I definitely didn't remember anything about this book, however the general "feeling" I get with her work was there. She's a fantastic writer but her books always leave me feeling completely unsettled. I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Or maybe both.

So, what to say about Fall on Your Knees. It's about family, endurance, discovery, and is wonderful and yet desperately heartbreaking at the same time. It's an interesting look into the heart and souls of some incredibly complex characters. I might spend some time this week taking a look at the reading group guide to see if it spurs any further thoughts.

I enjoyed Fall on Your Knees but I think I liked Generation X better-as far as Canada Reads goes. Now on to book #3....I think it will be Marina Endicott's Good to a Fault.

What are YOU reading now?


  1. I heard it was good!...right now I'm reading the book for book club and the Jade Peony at the same time (That's why I didn't lend it to you, but I will when I'm done).

  2. it actually just came in from the library-but thanks julia! are you reading all of the canada reads books too??

  3. Yeah, but I'm a little bit of a slow reader so I probably won't get through them all.

  4. Overall, great posts Sara! Too bad I haven't read anything you've read so I'm useless with regards to comments. But you would be proud, since I've been sick all weekend I started reading again. I'm currently reading "A Study in Scarlet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first book in the Sherlock Holmes series. It's pretty good.


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