Sunday, September 18, 2011

Reader Fever

As I neared the end of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (book on CD) during my commute this week, I started getting really impatient.  I've already read the book, and I know how it ends, but I just couldn't wait.  I stayed up until midnight two nights in a row just to get to the end.  Gregory Maguire is a genius with words.  Wicked doesn't bring me to tears the way other books have, but it's just so... raw.  It actually leaves me feeling conflicted.  The major theme of the story is the nature of good and evil.  Who appoints the good?  What determines evil?  I'm even more fascinated by his success with building a deeper story around the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  I just love a good book.

Cory, remember how many books we read at "The Peg?"  I guess the absence of TV will do that to four "young idealists" working at City Year!  And you would check out books from my "library."  LA was so frustrating at the time to both of us, but I loved living with you -- and for so many more reasons other than books! 

I have all sorts of books on my shelf that I still need to read, but I'm always looking for book recommendations.  What have you all read (and loved) lately?

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