I was at the American Library Association show over the weekend and did not buy any books. Yes, yes, I'm ok. I did not feel like fighting the crowds and from what I saw there was a lot of children's books and YA books. Plus the Newberry Library used book sale is coming up at the end of the month and I will not miss it this year.
Here is what I have been up to reading wise this summer. I re-read "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes for my Novella group. I was not going to count it as a book read this year but when I was re-reading it I had forgotten so much of the story that the majority was new to me. We had a very good discussion this month. If you have a book group I would suggest this one for sure. You can get into some good debates. We also talked about what stays with you when you read a book. This one was good to re-visit with people closer to my age since similar themes resonated with us.
I had some time to kill one morning waiting for CVS to open so picked up "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown at the local coffee shop.
Premise - the NSA is listening to your phone calls. Oh.....wait....that is really happening.
Correction - the NSA is reading your email and even if you encrypt it they have a computer to break the code.
Not a great book. Way too formulaic - 3 sets of actions and characters and he would just cycle through them. It started out good because I thought "how timely!" and then was a bit tiring but 2 of the cycles of action interested me enough that I finished.