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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Five on Friday

It's stil Friday - yay!
Today I have decided to write about:

Five Good Reads

1. My friend, Colleen, lent me Ysabel, a fabulous fantasy novel set in the south of France - my favorite place! I'm normally NOT a fantasy reader, but I loved this book and its past/present setting! It's definitely one that I was sad to finish.
2. I've always enjoyed Ken Follett's crime novels, but Pillars of the Earth is totally different. Set in the Middle Ages, it follows the story of a poor builder whose passion is to build a cathedral. Excellent book!
3. Do you recognize this one, Southern Ange? India fascinates me. Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? is set both in India and in Canada, and tells the sad stories of three Indian women. It highlights the volatility and mystery of the culture.
4. Before I Wake is another Canadian book. I had two friends recommend it, then my book club read it. This is one that I ouldn't put down! It was riveting, disturbing, fascinating, and I don't know what else.
5. My friend, Karen, started raving about The Shack, so I got a copy. It's a modern allegory where a man in deep personal pain spends the weekend with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in human form. What would God make for dinner? What would you talk about with Jesus? What would the Holy Spirit look like? This is fiction, but it's quite amazing to read about the journey of healing the main character takes.
There you go. I'm looking forward to the summer (when my course is over) so I can discover more wonderful books. And float in the pool all afternoon , reading! When it's warm again.

1 comment:

Southern Ange said...

Thanks for those recommendations! Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the Badami book. Very well written indeed. Am looking forward to reading some of these (when I get through the stack beside my bed!)

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