I love the diversity books have to offer. All in one day I can go from reading a heart wrenching short story about a boy who only wants to please his father and ends up getting badly beaten for his efforts to a memoir of a man whose family made weekend trips to the movies while he was growing up and who would later reach for his dream to be an actor.
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese, with its beautiful language and dark and thought provoking stories, couldn't be more different from Emmett James' memoir, Admit One: A Journey Into Film, a fun romp down memory lane. One book made me cry with sadness while the other had me laughing out loud. Two very different books and yet each one remarkable in its own way.
Shortly, I will be stepping back in time to World War II and onto the battlefield of the African desert. I will join the British in a fight against the Germans, hoping to turn the tide of the war. From haunting to charming and onto suspense, I would say my reading has been quite satisfying of late.
What have you been reading lately?