Just quickly, before we get down to business: New icon! I wanted one for the posts I make about books and whatnot. So here it is.
18) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I am, apparently, on fire right now, since this is the third novel I’ve read in recent days. I’ve been setting aside a lot more time to read every evening, especially since television is drying up as the summer looms. In previous years I’ve bemoaned the lack of visual entertainment in the summer months but, despite the fact I am vaguely planning to watch Stargate SG:1 and/or True Blood over the summer to replace the lack of TV, I am placing reading above sitting at my computer. This is a new development, but a welcome one.
Onto the book, which is about Afghanistan, and is another literary piece lent to me by my friend laura_russell. This is the third I’ve read, and the first that didn’t have any sfnal or fantasy tendencies. When I finished reading it I posted on GetGlue, saying “Amazing, harrowing, heartwarming, thought provoking, tear inducing.” If you want to read a great novel set amongst the turmoil of Afghanistan and the Afghan people, I’d not hesitate to recommend this book.
I think I’m all novel’d out today. I’ll probably start the next one tomorrow.