Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I'm really liking Kingsolver
Do you ever start a book and just think "yeah, this is going to be good" and then just go along with the story? That is how this one hit me. I just fell into it and went along for the ride. I was sweeping the floor yesterday and thought "oh, I hope she doesn't end it that way" and Kingsolver did not let me down. This was her first book! While she's been nominated for the Pulitzer she has not won. I plan to check out more of her fiction. Warning: this book is a little emotional so if you're sad you might not want to read it. The Arizona setting fit in perfectly with the weather we have been having in Chicago. When Taylor was hot and not sleeping, I was hot and reading this book.
I have a road trip beginning tomorrow and will be listening to "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" also by Kingsolver about a year her family decided to commit to eating locally. I've heard the audio is good - it's narrated by Kingsolver and her husband and daughter and talks about their challenges with the decision and what they learned. Audio books sure make car trips go faster!