Tuesday, March 29, 2016


I've hit a rough spot in my reading habit this week, and several books are going back to the library not even half-read. One was well-written, but I just couldn't find it in me to like any of the characters enough to care what happened to them. Another was also well-written, but every dang paragraph was a metaphor. Some savor that. I find it terribly tedious after a while. 

There was this one book though. One which, though aimed at another audience altogether, grabbed me in right from the get-go, making me care a great deal about what happened to the characters.

It's a wonderful glimpse behind the scenes at small-town-Texas life in general, and teen beauty pageants in particular. One memorable scene took place in Odessa, Texas, where my hubby grew up, in a bar I'm pretty sure we've been to! I think you just might like it -- especially if you've ever been a Dolly Parton fan!

But now, what should I read? Picked up any page turners lately? I'll read just about anything from historical fiction and chick lit to sci-fi and YA. About the only thing I don't read is anything really dark (didn't get very far into Gone Girl) or where bad stuff happens to children. Suggestions please!


musingegret said...

Am currently reading "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver; historical fiction which brings in Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Really enjoying it! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/books/review/Schillinger-t.html?_r=0

Hill Country Hippie said...

I read that quite a while back, and really loved it, but since our trip to San Miguel and Guanahuato last summer, where we saw so much great Frida and Diego stuff, I've been thinking I should probably read it again. Thanks for reminding me!