Friends and acquaintances who know I work at the library and read a lot, often ask me: “what are you reading?”
I usually have a “main” book and several “pick-up” books that I am reading. I’m currently reading The Girl Who Played with Fire, a sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. These are not the type of books I usually read, but they’ve been so highly recommended by reviewers and reading friends that I picked them up and have barely put them down: what page turners. They should be read in sequence to continue the story. This second one exposes the extensive sex trafficking operations between Eastern Europe and Sweden. Its story and character driven.
My secondary books are usually ones that are not page turners, can be picked up and read a chapter or story at a time, and might take me months to finish. I bought Booknotes: America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas at the Friends Bookstore for $1. It’s two pages of interviews with authors from the TV show of the same name and is interesting, quick reading. I have more books for my list-of-books-to-read-sometime from these interviews.
The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas is an engrossing description of the Great Lakes from a schooner, racing yacht, and a voyageur canoe with some history, ecology, and family memories along the way. Its easily picked up and put down, but interesting reading to those of us familiar with the area.
All of these books are in our collection. I recommend them all! Now its your turn – what are you reading?
The Girl Who Played With Fire