Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Wrap up...

We are into the second day of a three day weekend here in Canada, and while I've washed floors and the like, I also managed to finish reading two books, (mostly because it's been a travel week again) The first The Lonley Polygamist, well how interesting.



I don 't know what I expected and I'm  not very knowledgeable about polygamy, however this was a very interesting read.  I was telling my painting pals about a particularly humorous part and we had the staff come in to see what we were all laughing about. This was one of the good things about this book, just when you  were ready to pull out your tissues (remember I read on public transit) you got this blast of laughter, so I still had people looking strangely at me. A very worthwhile read.

My second GOOD book of the week was Deloume Road.  In my effort to support Canadian Authors(as the mother of one)  I picked up this book recommended by Canadian BookWorm. I don't know what I expected in this one either, but it was a very good read, great character development, and unusual format. Enjoyed it immensley.


I "ll be looking for more from this author, and maybe he'll take me on a treck across Canada.
And now I'll enjoy my clean floors for just a few more hours, and then my men will come in from the great outdoor adventures and that will be another story.  Have a wonderful week.

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8 comments:

Nise' said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I want to read The Lonely Polygamist. I love it when I notice someone reading that is chuckling or even wiping their tears! I certainly take notice of the book.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I laugh out loud in public too! Yesterday I had to suppress considerable mirth while in CHURCH. A tissue was involved before I got it under control. I pretended something was in me eye.

That sounds like a great book. I like books like that. Never heard of Brady Udall until now but I may go looking for that title.

Thanks and Happy Monday, dear Irene!

Jenners said...

Glad you enjoyed The Lonely Polygamist! You are right ... it is a good mix of funny and sad. I really need to write that review!

TheBookGirl said...

So glad you liked The Lonely Polygamist; you are so right, it was a book that had me laughing out loud one minute and crying the next...that image of the boy at the window is still in my mind.

Erica said...

Irene.....Thank you for the recommendations. I was looking around for a good book.

Jenny Girl said...

Books that make act out on public transit = awesome! Keeps the real crazies away. Both books sound interesting. Thanks Irene :)

Parabolic Muse said...

Irene! You've got me wanted to read both books! I probably won't read the first, though, because I get scared about books that make me want to cry... However, what the heck! They sound great.

I hope I get to Canada one day soon! I've always wanted to go.

Todd R. Tystad said...

Deloume Road sounds fascinating. Thanks for mentioning it - I love finding out about books like this.