June 20, 2012

Summer Reading Update...

I've continued to read this summer and am currently working on a book given to me by daughter-in-law #1. Its title is Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. (The title is a link to the book on Books-a-Million's website.)

It's a fascinating read, and I find myself learning more about events that unfolded when I was in high school in the early 70's. It's made me curious to learn more about the people and culture at that time, so I'll probably go in search of other books for more information.
I'm also going to admit that I finished the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James last week. It consists of three books, which you've certainly heard something about by now, titled Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Suffice it to say that they were an amusing and adventurous read, and are everything that the reviews have said they are.

I have always loved reading and find myself transported to the most interesting places. I've also found that the movies that follow any given book never measure up to what I've created in my own mind's eye. I wonder where I'll "travel" to next?

What have you been reading?


  1. I have always been interested in politics and I remember the era of the Shah. It is certainly interesting to know what was happening in other parts of the world while we lived history here.
    xx, Carol

  2. This book sounds interesting I may have to see about downloading it to my Nook.
    I was wondering about the Shades of Grey book. I did do the sample and for some reason I did not think I would enjoy it. Maybe I should give it another thought since you liked and read all three.
    You know me I love love a good book.
    Just finished That Camden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer. It was a discard at our library and so I picked it up. I actually enjoyed it very much.
    Now I am reading a book of writing that Gretchen bought for me. It is full of great advice.
    I am waiting to see where you travel next.
    Love ya

  3. Hi Donna,

    I recently downloaded Fifty Shades Trilogy to my Nook but have had to put it aside to read a couple reserved books from the library. Hould be very interesting.....lol

  4. my girl is reading 50 shades of grey... I hope she sends them to me to read next.. I told her not to talk to me about it...

    Where will your next adventure be??


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