If you need some books for an upcoming summer vacation, or if you’re like me and enjoy Christmas shopping in July, then check out the sale that begins today at Barnes and Noble. Starting today they are running a buy one, get the second at 50% off sale on a bunch of books, including Carolina Gold.If you’ve already read it, thank you! If you haven’t, now is the time to try it at a great price. Just go here to check out all the books on sale: http://ow.ly/zbJzv
Last week, I visited The Twig Bookshop, a wonderful indie bookstore here in San Antonio. It reminded me of the way bookstores used to be, with lots of comfy chairs and tables, and people who know and love books. I bought two books that had been on my “must read: list—Pat Conroy’s The Death of Santini, his new memoir about his relationship with his father, and The Mockingbird Next Door, about Harper Lee and her sister, Alice.
I finished Santini in two sittings, mesmerized as always by Pat Conroy’s way with words, and stunned at the depth of the violence he endured at the hands of his father. I’ve read all of his novels and knew he drew on his family experiences in writing them but I hadn’t realized how much of it was actually true, or how deeply it affected Pat. It’s a wonder he survived.
Now it’s on to Harper Lee, and I am already entranced. Books are a wonder, aren’t they? What are you reading this summer?