I've treated myself to more books this week. I just finished reading a hefty novel by Steinbeck called East of Eden, which was deep and amazing.
I've started reading Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie, in which the main character is an ambassador's daughter "India" living in the States.
Now, many of you may know that Salman Rushdie is not very popular in this part of the world, after his reference to the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), in his Satanic Verses. But I was intrigued by the reputation behind the author. This is the first time I read anything by Salman Rushdie, and so far so good. Nothing special thu.
Another book I want to read soon is "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. This book won the Pulitzer prize in 1932.
I love diving into the world that is a novel. It takes me into a realm of imagination and excitement and rolls like a movie in my head. I can't say enough about reading. To be surrounded by the comfort of my library of books is so amazing. It just gives me warmth and comfort and feeling of peace and serenity.
Other books that have won a special place on my bookshelves are A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice, Lightning by Danielle Steel.
These are treasures I want to keep for my children. I want them to find my tagged pages, my notes at the back of the book, my name signed on each one, and the date I purchased or started reading the book.