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Any book you’ve read lately that really caught your imagination, inspired you, or changed how you look at the world?
"An Altar in the World" by Barbara Brown Taylor. It’s all about discovering the sacred in small things, the value in getting lost and paying attention.
What do you plan to read next?
I should probably pick a book that is available rather than a pre-pub, although, if the next Sookie Stackhouse fell into my lap, all bets are off.
I’m going to read a YA novel I’ve heard nothing but accolades about — "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. It’s about three teens diagnosed with cancer; our reviewer said it’s not morbid, it’s funny and poignant. And I’ve been saving "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel for a special occasion, i.e., a time when I know I’ll have two whole days to read.
What Val’s Reading This Week: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Book City interviewees have expressed varying opinions (It disappointed Mary Ann Gwinn, Erik Larson loved it); so far it’s a wild ride of a plot with devilishly unreliable narrators.
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