Saturday, June 26, 2010

More books for you to enjoy...............

Well, I've finished listening to a couple more books that I think you might enjoy. The first is The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, which was recommended to me by a blog reader. I have never been much into history, but the last several books I have read are piqueing my interest. This book takes place in Seattle in 1986 with flashbacks back to the 1940's. It is about a Chinese-American boy named Henry and his friendship with a Japanese-American girl named Keiko. Keiko's family is interned into a camp during WWII. It is a somewhat bittersweet story but I really enjoyed it. Today I finished listening to Breaking Dawn--the final book in the Twilight Saga. I enjoyed the series, but found that I was more than ready for it to be over. I am looking forward to seeing the new movie Eclipse based on the third book.

My next audio book listen is also from a series. I'll start listening to it on my trip to the store and back for inventory, tonight. Fun, fun! It is the third book in a trilogy--The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. He is a Swedish author and I enjoyed knowing a little about Sweden, having been there on two vacations. His books are full of intrigue and his first book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be out as a movie, soon.

I am also actually reading Shift by Peter Arnell. I saw him interviewed on the Today show a few days ago and found him fascinating. The subtitle for his book is "How to reinvent your business, your career, and your personal brand". He has worked with many of the top companies in the world with his branding and design expertise and he himself lost over 256 pounds. It's a very fascinating story!

Please send me your favorite books and I will check them out and possibly put them on my "wish list".

Happy listening or reading,

Lynda

9 comments:

Barbara said...

I loved the first 2 Stieg Larssen books and just downloaded his third last night. Thanks for the recommendation on the other book - I love getting great book ideas to read.

marcella said...

Two I just read and thoroughly enjoyed are "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" by Aimee Bender; thoughtful, funny and beautifully written. Also "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok about a girl and her mother who immigrate to the US from Hong Kong.

Lynda said...

Barbara, I'm about 2/3rd finished with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest--it gets so involved that I might have to listen to it again.

Marcella, Thanks for the recommendation--I'll check them out.

Jaye said...

Off topic: is there any way to get to your store from the airport if I don't have a car? I will be in Denver for a conference soon and would love to stop by your shop, if I can. I was there once before and loved it!

Lynda said...

Barbara, I found out why I was so confused about "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"--I missed several chapters because my Itouch came up on the middle of the 2nd download. Now, things are starting to make more sense. : )

Lynda said...

Jaye, it seems that there is no easy way other than a taxi. Where will you be staying for the conference?--at the airport or downtown or ?
Maybe we can figure something out.

Jaye said...

Hi Lynda,
I am flying in on Thursday afternoon and staying downtown. Let me know. I was at your shop once before and loved it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaye,
I sent an email to your website. I'm sorry, but your comment did not come through till today. Anyway it is easy to take the light rail from downtown to here and it is just a few blocks from the startion to the store. You take the H train. Normally I would be glad to pick you up from the station, but I won't be here this weekend. We are having a great sale if you can make it.

Jaye said...

Hi all,
Thanks for your help! A friend with a car and I went to your store on Wednesday. I bought some beautiful fabrics and saw some of your great Christmas books. Thanks for all of your help.