Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What I'm Reading

Alicia - you're my inspiration for this post; I decided to write tonight about what I'm reading. I love reading your recommendations. I just started reading The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett. I'm about eighty pages in on this epic novel of about a thousand pages, so I imagine it will take a while to complete. So far, I'm hooked. It's starting off telling the story or Tom, a skilled mason whose dream is to become a master builder on a cathedral. Since cathedrals aren't being built much nowadays, you'd be correct if you assumed that the story is set in former times, as indeed it is. I know I am going to end up crying over this novel as Tom has already lost his wife in childbirth. I'll just excuse myself now to go get the box of tissues ready . . . Then there's the sequel, World Without End, also a backbreaking thousand-pager. I will have plenty to keep me busy while I recuperate from my upcoming surgery.


  1. Sounds like a good book! You'll have to keep me posted on your friend's recommendations...

  2. I found you by clicking from Jan. You raise goats? What kind? Dairy? We raised Nubians for a number of years. I love goats!

  3. I love to know what other people are reading :) I have this book in my TBR pile (mountain), so you'll have to let me know how you like it!

    I hope your surgery goes well and you get a lot of reading done!