Thursday, July 13, 2006

What am I reading right now…

I always have a book going.

This started off as a vacation read…I just finished “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” by Marina Lewycka. The quirky title caught my eye. After all it does have “Tractor” in the title! But the story is wonderful and funny and it should be a movie someday. It read a bit like a screen play.

I am in the middle of “HEAT” by Bill Buford. It’s all about how Bill goes to work for free Mario Batali in his restaurant Babbo in order to learn. It presents Batali in a whole different light than his FOOD Network persona.

I loved “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. (Roddy, you have to read this one!) John Ames is a 77 year old preacher in failing health, with a much younger wife and six-year-old son; as a preacher in the small Iowa town where he spent his entire life, he recounts his life in a letter for his son to read some day. Powerful work of fiction.

I am getting ready to start “Pilgrim Heart” by Darryl Tippens.


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