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What Are You Reading?

When I read, I feel a sense of well-being when language is poetic and has surprising images and metaphors, when stories are intriguing. I am delighted with books of that exquisite caliber that soothe, transfix, even transform me. This is the gift of well-written fiction. I have been reading practical books about the financial mess that has taken over on a global basis, but it was only when I picked up a couple of novels recently that I was satisfied at this deeper level.

These novels were:
  • Itani, Frances. Requiem.
  • Ondaatje, Michael. The Cat's Table.

There are many other novels on my 'books to read' list and I will try to mention them at some future date. In the meantime, I'm interested in the recommendations and comments of others. Both for my own interest and for anyone else who drops by this site for ideas about writing and reading.

Oh, by the way, I've been rereading my own novel, Ile d'Or, before my next book club appearance. And I would like to recommend it to readers as an interesting read that will intrigue and surprise you and give you insight into aspects of Canadian life and history.
Posted on October 23, 2011 .