I’ve always loved books.
As a child, the only things I ever wanted to buy were books.
And as an adult, I’ve amassed over 300 books.
Strangely, these last few weeks I no longer feel this desire to own lots of books. In fact, part of me wants to give away my entire library of books.
Not sure what’s come over me…
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I borrowed Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA at the urging of friends, but I decided to return it without reading.
It is a National Book Award Winner and many friends have recommended this book so maybe I will borrow it again later.
It didn’t feel like a book I wanted to read right now, if that makes sense. Just wasn’t in the mood for it.
But if you’re interested, click here to read an excerpt, here to read the CIA’s statement on this book, or here to read a New York Times review by Michael Beschloss titled “The C.I.A.’s Missteps, From Past to Present” published July 12, 2007.
One of my book clubs has just selected yet another Oprah’s Book Club book as it’s next selection: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski.
Some of the girls in my book club said that Oprah told her viewers not to read the inside cover of the book until they have read the book, and the girls in my book club who have already read the book suggested not reading anything about the book until you’ve read the book in its entirety.
So all I know about this book is what I read in Janet Maslin‘s review for the New York Times “Talking to Dogs, Without a Word” published june 13, 2008.
That’s all I’ll say since I’d hate to spoil the book for anyone.
Click here to visit the author’s website where you can read an excerpt, find discussion questions, and much more.