Falling in Love….with reading

There’s something just plain magical about finding a genuinely fantastic book. The book you can’t put down, the one you stay up half the night reading, the book experience you can’t wait to talk about with your friend who is hopefully as equally obsessed with the story and characters as you are. The one that, once you finish, leaves you devastated (in the best way, of course).

Once you know true book love, your whole life changes. Because immediately after you finish one spectacular book, you’ll want more. More books, more genres, more authors to discover. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been reading your entire life. Your bookshelves will start to overflow and groan under the weight of other people’s stories. Your library card will become worn down and faded with use. You will spend hours and hours reading alright-but-kind-of-mediocre books your sister recommended, only to find them lacking. But once you find the next amazing book, the one that makes you want to skip work or school so you can read one more chapter, it’s so, so worth it.

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These are some of my favorites!!

 Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Bell Jar

The Woman in White

Into the wild

The Kite Runner

Memoirs of a Geisha

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

 

Happy Reading!

 

Brain on Fire

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A gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young New York Post reporter’s struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science.

One day, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records—from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory—showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four year old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter.

Susannah’s astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life. As weeks ticked by and Susannah moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia, $1 million worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit her to the psychiatric ward, in effect condemning her to a lifetime of institutions, or death, until Dr. Souhel Najjar—nicknamed Dr. House—joined her team. He asked Susannah to draw one simple sketch, which became key to diagnosing her with a newly discovered autoimmune disease in which her body was attacking her brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.

With sharp reporting drawn from hospital records, scientific research, and interviews with doctors and family, Brain on Fire is a crackling mystery and an unflinching, gripping personal story that marks the debut of an extraordinary writer.

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Novellas

I am enjoying a short much-needed/deserved vacation, which will include READING!!

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Novellas are making a comeback, if they ever even went away, the beauty of novellas is that they are longer than a short story and shorter than a novel.

No more excuses for not reading a great classic!

I’ve chosen a few Novellas to enjoy which can be read easily in a day.

 The Aspern Papers – Henry James – 1888

Three Blind Mice – Agatha Christie – 1950

Passing – Nella Larsen – 1929

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley – 1831

 

Happy Reading!!!

 

Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

English was their inheritance, the purveyor of opportunities.

But it was also their curse.

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Pg 172 “Saving Fish From Drowning” by Amy Tan

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks

Daily Prompt – Audience of One

Another Daily Prompt Challenge

Challenge :

Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog.

Write her or him a letter

 

Paul,

I know you get busy and have a lot on your mind,  but it would mean so much to me if you would just take a few minutes each day to read my blog,  it would take your mind elsewhere just for a little while and you might even have a good laugh.

I share quite a bit on my blog , silly jokes, awesome drink recipes, Totally useless bits of information and a lot of other random things I think up.   I’ve started another blog for Kirsten called Quotes for Kirty .

Angies Grapevine is one of the privileged recipients who won the “Beautiful Blogger Award”, I was so thrilled when I was nominated by a wonderful woman I only know through these WordPress Pages. 

Pretty awesome eh? 🙂

Maybe I’ll write a piece on your obsession with your new Bolens Tractor….

 I’ve been feeling  as though your missing out on a pretty important part of me, by not reading what I write….this “blogging” is important to me and I’d love for you  to see what I’m up too. 🙂

Hugs and kisses

Angie