Monday, April 21, 2008

Month of neglect


At least I didn't entirely quit reading; I just ignored my poor little blog for a few weeks. Two books to catch up on since last I stumbled over here: First was Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. While I definitely enjoyed the book, I think I would have liked it better if I had read it at a more relaxing time. As they say (Doris Lessing said it, in fact), each book has its time for each person. It's hard to go wrong with Neil Gaiman, though, and I think I'll check out more of Pratchett's work as well.

Meg Wolitzer's newest book, The Ten-Year Nap, was a very interesting read. It looks at the lives of four women who left their careers to raise their children. Ten years later, their children don't need them quite as much, and they're left to question the meaning of their lives. All four were very different, and I liked the way Wolitzer examined their day-to-day experiences and feelings without being judgmental (though the women certainly judged themselves).

2 comments:

Em said...

I haven't read Good Omens yet, but I highly recommend Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I didn't read them in any particular order, but there is a reading guide at http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides/
that suggests an order in which to read the different character lines; they probably make a little more sense that way!

Charlie said...

Those look good! I wasn't sure where to go next with Pratchett, so thanks for the tip.