Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Challenge Day 22: Hobbies

Today on the blog challenge we're talking hobbies. Between full-time graduate school, full-time motherhood and part-time work, I don't have much time for hobbies anymore. But one thing I always try and make time for is reading fiction.

I love fiction. I love getting to know a character and being transported to another time or place. I'm a fervent supporter of public libraries, so I try and borrow all my books. There's something really cool about reading a book that's part of a community collection. I always think about all the places these books have been. All the bedside tables, vacations and coffee shops. If library books could talk!

Some of my all-time favorite fiction writers and books are:
  • Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)
  • Ken Follett (Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and Fall of Giants
  • Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants)
  • Nancy Horan (Loving Frank)
  • Stieg Larsson (The Girl Who trilogy)
  • Audrey Niffenegger (Time Travelers Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry)
  • Ann Patchett (Run and Bel Canto)
  • Garth Stein (Art of Racing in the Rain)
  • David Wroblewski (Story of Edgar Sawtelle)
I love recommendations, so if you have a favorite book or author, please let me know! I'd love to check it out.

1 comment:

  1. I am so mad at myself for not putting reading on my list too! Unfortunately I have not had as much time since I have been teaching but hopefully I will be able to get some more in after this 1st 6 weeks.

    Have you read The Help?


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