Friday, January 27, 2006

Rev Gal Friday Five

It's all about books this week....

If you received books as holiday presents, how many and what were they? No books as gifts which is kind of sad.

Did you buy any for yourself, and if so what are the titles? I did buy some books recently: The Secret Life of Bees; Listen! God is Calling; The Blacker the Berry; Shopgirl.

Have you read any of them yet? What’s next on your list? I've read Bees and Shopgirl. Haven't started Wallace Thurman's "Blacker the Berry" yet. It was published in 1929 and it's the first American novel to ever address the issue of racism within the black community. I'm mostly done with "Listen! God is Calling."
Do you have a favorite place to read a new book? And does the weather have an impact on that choice? My favorite place to read is a room where no one else is lurking. Sometimes that's the living room on the couch. Sometimes it's my room.

Does reading in bed make you sleepy? Not really. Sometimes it keeps me up. If I get really involved with a plot twist, I may stay up way past my bedtime. On the other hand, non-fiction almost always puts me to sleep and gives me strange dreams.


Pink Shoes said...

I read Bees last fall and the Shopgirl a while ago... what did you think? Happy to find your blog!
Peace from another Lutheran!

Songbird said...

I really enjoyed Bees, her best book in my opinion.

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RevHRod said...

I really think Steve Martin is one of the sexier smart writers around. I liked "Shopgirl" a lot. I just wished for a little less swearing. How prudish of me, I know!

Bees- wonderful book.

I love southern stories.