Monday, September 21, 2009

My weekend reads

Well, I managed to read two books this weekend, even with sick kids and shopping for a new bathroom and soccer. I'm a really fast reader, and they were really fast reads. Just thought I'd share in case anyone wants to read one of them.

The first was Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks. I recently saw the movie. It was sad, but I enjoyed the story, so I wanted to read the book. Like most of Nicholas Sparks' work, it differed from the movie in details but was pretty much the same tale. While I read it, I saw Diane Lane and Richard Gere as the characters in the book. I don't want to give too much away in case you want to read it or see the movie, but it's about finding real love in an unexpected place.

The second book was The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook. I really enjoyed it. It was just a simple chick book. It kept me interested, and didn't require too much thought. It made me want to smell some lavender and go out for a walk on the beach! It's about a woman who loses her job and boyfriend and ends up re-evaluating and reinventing herself and her life by starting a walking program and befriending two of her neighbors.