I am reading Pillars right now and can't put it down!!! (Although, it is quite heavy and I have to rest the book on something when I'm reading in my favorite chair--so I do put it down, but I can't stop reading it!) I was intimidated by it and have been putting off reading it for a couple of years. It had worked its way to the top of my stack and Lori Wortman swore it was fabulous, so I took on the challenge. I'm 1/3 of the way through and I can't imagine what else is going to happen. It's epic. I think you'll love it. As far as Water for Elephants goes, I just despised it. I read it when it was a new release and could barely finish it. I rarely ever despise a book, but I just hated it. It was gross, perverse, and ugly. I love hisorical period books, so this seemed right up my alley. It has great reviews and I know several people who liked it. I disliked it so much I'm considering reading it again to find out if I was just out of it when I read it. I do think it would be an interesting movie. When you read it, picture Daniel Day Lewis as the ringmaster. Academy award for sure. I love your blog. It's so the you I remember. I, too, am a serious book nerd and would read all day if I didn't have these stinkin kids to take care of (really kidding). I'm your first official blog follower! How fun. I'm sure you'll have many others soon. My blog is http://mytrampolinelife.blogspot.com/. I started it last December. If I could just read and blog for a living, wouldn't life be perfect? Have a great summer in WV. I'll be reading what you write. :)
OMG! I almost bought 'pillars' today at barnes and noble, but decided against it. I think i'll give it another try. I'm reading 'under the dome' by stephen king right now, it's a pretty detailed/lengthy novel, but I have no idea what's going to happen, so it's keeping my interest thus far ;)xxoo
AND HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL, EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON YOUR MUSIC PLAYLIST I AM A FAN OF, ESPECIALLY GREG LASWELL, YOU'RE THE ONLY OTHER PERSON I'VE SEEN THAT HAS HEARD OF HIM! ''Off I Go'' is one of my favorites.
I really need to increase my book collection esp saying im goin on holiday soon, but im kinda a fussy reader and dont have a fav author so i dunno where to start! :) x
anything by margaret atwood, jonathan safran foer, and Audrey Niffenegger are wonderful books!