Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. Gwendolyn B.  of The Sea of Books is hosting for the month of July.

I received one book, The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
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I am STILL currently reading Other Eyes by Barbara D'Amato
I am SO behind!! 

I posted a review of  

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

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Below is a link to an NPR discussion about the simple fact that there’s no way you can read, see and experience all the things that are available to be experienced. The two methods for dealing with it are culling (i.e., cutting out certain genres that don’t interest you, etc.) or surrender (i.e.,just making peace with the facts and enjoying what you can in the time that you have).

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137451477/you-cant-possibly-read-it-all-so-stop-trying

So, do you cull, or do you surrender? Or do you do both?

Mainly I am into culling. I seldom bother to read certain genres. I feel that I better utilize my time reading stuff I enjoy and not something I have to.  Life is TOO short for all the reading I want to get done! 

That means, surrender to culling!

15 comments:

Gwendolyn B. said...

gautami: Thanks for stopping by A Sea of Books with your link. I read THE SOLDIER'S WIFE a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Hope you do, too!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I was thinking about requesting The Soldiers Wife myself but passed as I am behind as well. It sounds really good though I hope you like it.

bermudaonion said...

The Soldier's Wife looks really good, so I suspect you're in for a treat!

Kathy Martin said...

A Soldier's Wife does sound good. I hope you enjoy it. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Enjoy The Soldier's Wife.

Here is my Monday Morning Update

Misha said...

I have been hearing great things about The Soldier's Wife. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading!

RAnn said...

Soldier's Wife looks like a good companion to Gurensey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Enjoy

BookBelle said...

I really want to read The Soldier's Wife. Right now, I'm reading The Lantern by Deborah Lawrence. It is quite good.

Lydia said...

Hopefully you get some more reading time (I hate that feeling of being behind! lol)

Here is my Monday!

Nise' said...

I am looking forward to reading The Solider's Wife. Enjou.

caite said...

I think I tend more to surrender.
Sure, you must cull to some degree (so many books, so little time...), but I also think you have to stay a little open to every genre.

pussreboots said...

I have a combo approach of culling and surrendering.

My reading list consists of a lot of picture books read with my children, as well as the manga I've been reading with my oldest. Come see what I read.

Jennifer said...

I am behind as well. I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your books.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-46.html

Teddy Rose said...

The Soldier's Wife is on my TBR. I hope you enjoy it.

My mailbox was empty. However, I have so many books, that's a good thing.

Cozy in Texas said...

I usually don't read anything paranormal, creepy or with vampires. I have Soldier's Wife on my list - it looks like a good read.
Ann