Summer Reading

First I want to thank Hamlette for her guest reviews. They are really refreshing. I am getting good feedback about her reviews and we will be asking her for more in the future. Her enthusiasm for good books is contagious. If you know of anyone else that would like be featured on our blog let us know.
Summer is quickly coming to an end. Have any of you found a good summer read? I have had a tough time finding the perfect book. Nothing has really made my summer. I finally decided to pick up”Catch 22,” having heard great things about it. I somehow missed reading this in high school or college and to tell the truth I may have enjoyed it more then. This is not going to make my favorite book list, but I must admit that I found myself laughing out loud at times. It is easy to see how this book became so influential (and I can’t help but think that the tv series “Mash” was heavily influenced by it). However, this book is not for the feint of heart–lots of violence, profanity and sexual content and I found myself skipping pages to get past scenes that just went too far for me. But this is a war book and is pointing out the immorality of war, so I shouldn’t have been too surprised.
But now I am looking for light fluff–no deep satire, just a book that is fun to read. Send me your suggestions and enjoy your last month of summer reading.

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One Response to Summer Reading

  1. Hamlette says:

    You’re most welcome! I’m really enjoying writing these reviews, so thank you for asking me to do them.

    I read “Catch-22” a while ago, and I discovered that it would take me about three pages to get into its rhythm every time I picked it up, and then I would laugh aloud all through what I read until my lunch was over and I had to go back to work. Some of my coworkers took up watching me read as a sort of spectator sport…