Last weeks selection, How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz, was a good “chick lit” read. It did take me a bit to get used to how the story jumped about in time, but I enjoyed the characters and story line.
After finishing that, I read Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck. This I really enjoyed! A quick read, I was done in a few hours.
With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.
Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Last night I started Elephant Company by Vicki Crocke. Both a patient and a co-worker recommended this book to me and it was available via Overdrive.
Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man. The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular, Bandoola, would be revelatory. In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude.
I didn’t make much progress on either this week due to binge watching Grace & Frankie on Netflix (I love that show!)
Have a good week!
Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along.