"....few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into [her] heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memories to which, sooner or later - no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover or how much we learn or forget - we will return." -Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mama Huff reads stuff too!

I am honored to have a guest post from my mother, Bonnie Huff.  It appears that I got the reading gene from her, as well as the aforementioned obsessive tendencies.

With a husband, four kids, lots of dogs and cats, and working full-time for 40 years, I never had time to read much other than newspapers and magazines.  Since I retired five years ago, I've read 155 books. I know the exact number because I've kept a detailed log of each book that I've read. I think the book that impacted me the most was Frank McCourt's ANGELA'S ASHES. My great grandparents were from Ireland and it gave me a good insight as to why they immigrated to the US. 

I'm a real Law and Order fan so most of the books I read now are mystery novels. At the moment I'm reading Michael Connelly's THE VERDICT. Besides Connelly, my favorite authors are Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson, Harlan Coben and James Patterson. I'd like to have recommendations on other mystery writers.

1 comment:

  1. I read Angela's Ashes as soon as I got home from Ireland. Mr. McCourt's voice is amazing in that story. After that, I went on an Irish authors binge. I also love Edna O'Brien, Marian Keyes, Robert McLiam Wilson and Roddy Doyle.