Sunday, March 14, 2010

Back from vacation

I am back in Toronto after a wonderfully relaxing week in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with my sister. We spent the majority of our time on the beach reading. It was fantastic.

One thing that I thought was pretty neat at our resort, was that there was a self-serve library thingy. There were basically a few shelves on the side of the kid's centre where you could pick up a book that someone else had left behind-and if you're so inclined, to also leave a book as well! It was neat to see popular books not only in English, but French and German as well. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game was even there!!

I read my way through two books (Shutter Island: so-so, good ending, might be too scared to see the movie still, and The Cure For Death by Lightning: not great). I left TCFDBL on the shelf and brought back Innocence by Kathlene Tessaro-total chick lit, exactly what I was in the mood for.

Does anybody have any book recommendations for me??


  1. Welcome back!!! I love the pictures and look forward to seeing more. I am actually reading The Angel's Game right now. My recommendation would be The Magicians...I will add it to the list if it's not already there :)

  2. Glad to have you back, I missed you! I just finished Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. A little mystery seen through the eyes of an 11 yr. old in 1950's England. Nothing mind boggling but enjoyed it. I felt the 11 yr old to be a bit precocious(not sure of spelling) and had a very weird family reltionship wise.

  3. Oh and I love the pictures also, we looked at that book rack but didn't see anything at the time when we were there.

  4. Doris (Dave's Mom)March 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    I started reading Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. As usual for me this is not fiction. This is a about Jeanette life being brought up by parents who are living right off the grid. Makes me wonder how they survived. Till now I'm really enjoying the honesty of the book, the language me constantly laugh or share with Ed. Not having much time reading though. Spending as much time with Rich as we can, between practices and games.

  5. Hey Sara,

    I'm glad to hear the trip was solid and that you're back safe and sound. I just finished reading 'The Angel's Game' and quite enjoyed it; I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions.
    All the best,
    Jesse V.

    private to Sara's mom- I too found the protagonist of 'Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie' to be a bit much. I did however, find all references to'the instrument' to be quite funny.

  6. Nice to hear from you Jesse, yes I guess back in the "old days"they were wary of using anything that was advanced technology wise just as some people are wary of it today as well! I'll have to look into reading The Angel's Game as you and Marcia have read itand I'm sure Sara will have read it before I even get it in my hands!

  7. Thanks for all the comments!!

    Mom-you gave me The Angel's Game for Christmas!!

    Jesse-I though The Angel's Game was a pre-quel to The Shadow of the Wind, so I was a bit confused, and found it a bit too supernatural. I also had HIGH expectations because I loved The Shadow SO MUCH, so I was a bit disappointed. I might have to read it again in a few months.

    Doris-I read The Glass Castle a while ago-sometime before September 2007 when I started keeping track of the books-I think i liked it...

  8. I'm glad you had a great trip Sara! I finally read "Still Alice" and loved it! :( No more time for reading now though, too many assignments!!


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