Reading is Fun(damental)

I hurried to read the remaining pages of Barbara Kingsolver's book, Flight Behavior, before library doors opened at 10:00 Monday morning.  I wanted to finish the book and return it to avoid the fine. 

Though filled with more information than I really wanted to know about Monarch butterflies and global warming, it was written with typical Kingsolver descriptive skill and wit--lines such as these:

I thought everything in the world was already discovered.  Already in my books.  A lot of dead stuff that put me to sleep.  (Then came the day) I understood the world is still living.

Cordie had been good through most of supper, if lifting her shirt and playing with her navel counted as being good.  And squeezing boiled potatoes in her fists, watching white potato mash squirt out between her fingers.  "Good" was a euphemism for quiet.

Cub was not going to put a lot of energy into tact....

There is no life raft; you're just freaking swimming all the time.

At some point in the evening Dellarobia had stopped being amazed that Ovid had turned into someone new, and understood he had become himself, in the presence of his wife.  With the sense of a great weight settling, she recognized marriage.

and SO many more!
...I didn't read as many books as I hoped to read this year.
Maybe in 2013?...
How about YOU?  Any "must read" titles to pass along?


  1. I have this book on my to read list...but I have still have not read her The Lacuna...

    Recently I read Illuminations a novel of Hildegard von Bingen...I had such mixed emotions reading this one...I had hoped for more inspiration, instead much of it felt depressing. I guess those times (1200)were depressing...

    1. I was intrigued by The Lacuna, too. The von Bingen one sounds "heavy". I'll probably postpone reading it for the present, but I can believe it might be important to read/study.

  2. Those lines are great!!! Well you read The Hawk and the Dove and I still quote lines from the that book. I always enjoy your reading

  3. I have been reading a lot of poetry lately.....the most recent is titled " A treasure Chest Of Memories" copy rite 1905 and 1911 under the title of "Heart throbs and More Heart Throbs" Love it....


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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