I am a reading fiend lately! And the few I’ve read over the past three or four weeks have all been great! So grab your favorite comfy chair and a mug of tea, this could take a while…you’ve got some reading to do!
I Remember Nothing – And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
Very funny! This is the woman who wrote “When Harry Met Sally” one of my all-time favorite movies and absolute comfort go-to. Wonderfully smart and clever way of writing about so many of the everyday things that happen in our lives, and some that just happen to her.
About Alice by Calvin Trillin
This one was recommended by my dear Aunt Myra, daughter of Annette (in other words, my Dad’s sister). A sweet gem of a book, easily read in a day or two. Calvin Trillin, a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1963, shares a beautiful collection of anecdotes that paint a portrait of his wife Alice and their marriage. At turns sad and dark as well as funny and light – a great read.
Slow Motion by Dani Shapiro
Yes, Dani Shapiro again. Wow! I am absolutely glued to this book! I’m almost done and it is keeping me up at night the same way mystery novels keep others up but this is a memoir. Dani writes about her journey through her early twenties when she lost her way, dropped out of college, took up with an unsavory wealthy man, and began drinking to try to block out her screaming soul. Absolutely riveting, and particularly if you’re someone who struggled with the decisions of young adulthood and made some bad choices…you may love this book.
What are you reading right now? I’d love to hear any recommendations you have!