Books

A picture of a taupe curtain behind a dresser on which the book titled "The Good Earth", is standing next to a green, white and brown colored Tang dynasty style Chinese horse figurine with a beige and white flower arrangement behind the figurine, all of which are sitting on top of a white crocheted doily my mother crocheted.

I started reading books a long time ago

I read lots of books as I grew up. I look back on those times and have to thank my mom first, for the books she had for us, on our bookshelf at home.

When I was in elementary school, once a month, our teacher would spend about 30 minutes reading a book to the class. We were all enthralled in the book at the 30 minute mark, but, she always stopped there (our interest was peaked).

Next, she would bring out an order form for each of us, (in case we wanted to buy that book). On the order form were pictures of other books, along with a brief description of the books topic and price. I bought lots of books that way.

Between my mom providing me with books to read and the school giving me the opportunity to choose books for myself, I developed a love for reading. The books I have read provided me with hours of entertainment.

Reading took me places then and takes me places now.

Below, I have provided you with links to posts that tell you a little bit about a book I have read (a book that you too might enjoy reading).

In the posts below, I provide my readers with a brief description of the book, various pieces of information about the author (and sometimes interesting things about the book, like how it was received by the general public or if it was banned somewhere). I also provide my thoughts about the book.

It is my hope that this peaks your interest enough that you might want to read one of the books I have read.

I hope that reading books brings you as much joy as it has brought to millions upon millions of people, across the world.

Below the Subscribe button, you will find a collection of post about various books. Just click on any title of any book that you feel you might enjoy reading.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth was a best selling book in the United States. It was so well received, that the author (Pearl S. Buck) was awarded a Pulitzer prize for fiction and later in her career, she won a Nobel prize for literature. The Good Earth is a story about the life of a poor farmer and his family, over a span of about 70 years. It is a page turner. To learn more about the author and the story itself, read my post.

Dust

Dust is a bio-thriller, written by Charles Pellegrino. I bought his book, many years ago, and started to read it.
It sucked me in from the start…. you might say, it devoured me….
If you like bio-thrillers, you are going to want to read this book.
Do not start reading with chapter one!
Begin with the prologue, “Satan’s Black Pool”, where you are taken back in time, to witness the beginning of a tragedy.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear is a novel of prehistoric fiction.
The book begins with a natural disaster that leaves a small child abandoned and alone. The child is found by a Clan of Neanderthals and is saved, but has to learn to live a very different life than that which she was originally born into.

Prey

Prey is a science fiction, techno-thriller, horror book.
This book was written by Michael Crichton. He was the author who wrote Jurassic Park, Congo and The Andromeda Strain (just to name a few).
Michael Crichton and his wife Anne-Marie Martin were paid 2.5 million dollars to write the screenplay for the movie Twister.
This author has turned out so many great stories. If you haven’t already done so, you’ve got to read this book.