This week, I have somehow ended up with two books for entertainment, and none for education or enhancement. Not exactly sure how that happened as I do have some other books selected and even on my table, but I didn't open them for some reason.
For next month's book discussion group, the book is "The Humans" by Matt Haig. I'm not sure what to say about this book. I guess it has me stumped. It's a sci-fi book with an alien visiting earth, taking on a human form and inserting himself into the life of the (now dead) human. And when he first arrives, he makes some profound observations about (western European style) human culture. And it doesn't take him long to start questioning his main objective and finding value in the messed up lives that humans live.
At this beginning, I really like this book with it's observations of our culture, but as the alien acclimated, these stopped happening and the story was a moderate story to me. Not horrible, but not great either. I do think the discussion at the group will be lively and am looking forward to it.
The second book I finished this week is actually a book on cd that I took back and forth between the kitchen and car cd players, and it's "Dead Heat" by Dick Francis and his son Felix Francis. I have enjoyed Dick Francis' books for a long time, easily 10 years and am excited that his son took over the franchise before his (Dick's) death in 2010. This is a mystery loosely based in the steeplechase racing world (there is always some connection, no matter how small). It's a delightful, easily read story which didn't require my undivided attention for listening and still following the story.
What are you reading this week?
Peace -- Ann