Wednesday, September 14, 2011

V Is for . . .

. . . Verghese.

Shh.  Did you see the "Do Not Disturb" sign?

I'm reading.

Love this book so far.  I'm trying to pace myself and enjoy it over a few days instead of devouring it and then not remembering the beauty of the language.

But when it comes to a good book, I tend to get sucked in by the characters and the story and the always looming conclusion.  And that means that life around me becomes secondary--forget dinner, baths, kids, house.  What comes when I turn the page?

Trying to savor it . . .

This is why I only read about one book a month.

Linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.
Jenny Matlock


  1. I understand the problem of being taken away with a good story...

  2. wow, haven't even heard of this one! Let us know if you enjoy the whole book. You really should start a virtual book club, I miss talking about books!

  3. This one is on our book club's list for 11-12 and I can't wait to read it. I'll be saving it for a weekend with nothing else on the schedule.

  4. I really liked this book. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

  5. Me too, I almost can't read, as life falls away until I've finished it.

  6. Hmmm...right now my reading is done in a single room in my house. The one with the bowl and the tub. Devouring is not an option. Though you will have to let us know about the book.

  7. Hmm, going to have to check this one out :) I totally understand the feeling of being sucked into a good book though. That's why when I get bitten by the reading bug, I tend to look a little ragged due to not sleeping until the book is complete :)

  8. I only read in my bed, I can't fall asleep without reading and there nobody disturbs me.

  9. I love to read and I often am taken away by a good story. Great V word

  10. Clever take on the prompt. I may go & search that book out!

  11. Once I start a book I have trouble putting it down. I have to keep it in my bedroom so I will not get distracted from other things I need to do in a day.

  12. never heard of it. How would you rate it?

    I am the same with reading, I TRY to read it slowly so I can relish in it, but I end up devouring. I say it's a sign of a good book. If I didn't want to really finish it, then why am I wasting my time reading it at all?

  13. Cutting for Stone.

    It's a good one! Enjoy.


  14. i just did the same - locked myself away reading as fast as i could to finish my last book, only to be gut punched by a surprise (tragic) ending ... grrrrr ...

    on a brighter note, i really love the curtains you sewed - wowza - so pretty!!

  15. I been reading a lot more lately. It is so nice to read at night in my bed....a few chapters at a time...and then still getting my sleep. I have actually been carrying my book around in my big purse too!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  16. I understand what you mean about getting into a great book... it's like wanting to go from cover to cover...and then once it's completed...I find myself wishing for a sequel...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (also...what a wonderful header full of beautiful family photos!)

  17. OH man, so many good books to read and no time! How can I say that, my kids are all grown and it's just me....go figure:) Thanks for the great V post!

  18. This is the third time I've seen this book discussed.

    I'm intriqued.

    I will have to check it out...I'm always looking for an interesting read!

    It's nice to be transported away to another time and place with a great book.

    Thank you for linking.