...you will find:
(Re-reading) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
What are YOU reading?
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
This book was a birthday gift from my oldest sister this past December. As you may recall, she has excellent taste in books (as I've written about multiple times, including HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE), but this little story didn't capture me in the way that some of her other recommendations have. Part of the problem might have been my expectations, and the fact that I didn't realize that it was a children's book when I started it (ages 10 and up). At 176 pages, it doesn't take long to finish, and once I realized that it was written for kids, I gave it a little more grace and ended up enjoying it - even if it didn't make my list of favorites. The best character, hands down, was the memorable Mrs. Dowdel, who is featured in Peck's other books, A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder (both of which are now in my Amazon cart). While it's debatable that A Season of Gifts is worth buying, it is certainly worth borrowing from your local library.