While we were traveling, I read “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver, and it was the perfect vacation book. I have never been much into fluffy beach reads. Have I mentioned the summer that I lived oceanside? I was trying to work my way through “Crime and Punishment.” I was 21 and the life of every party, obviously.
Blogs are one of my favorite sources for finding books to read. I think, however, that I might learn more about a person based on the books that she leaves unfinished. I used to be a stickler for finishing books, and even when I didn’t enjoy them, I persevered. Perhaps school engrained this habit. In the past few years, I’ve become much more willing to set aside a book because I know there is too little time to read all of the books.
Why aren’t there more great chapter books for girls? Not that books should be classified by gender, but in many cases, books that have adventures and mysteries have male protagonists, whereas the books about relationships have female characters.