The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. ~ Mark Twain
I love to read and summer is a great time for that but my pile of books is getting too big! Either that or there are just not enough hours in the day.
I just finished Chaim Potok's The Gift of Asher Lev which I had put off reading for some odd reason. It's one of DH's favorite books and I can see why. The writing is deceptively simple - short sentences, not much in t he way of description but his ability to portray relationships is amazing. You really feel like you know the characters even though little is written about them directly. This one I might have to re-read (something I rarely do) at some future date. Maybe when I finish the rest of my list.
On my list is The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem. This is the same author who wrote House of Godwhich is a classic among the medical profession for the portrayl of internship year in a Boston teaching hospital. The reviewers have said that the intervening years have mellowed Shem a bit but that he manages to portray the frustrations of current medical practice. Along with this is How Doctors Thinkby Jerome Koppelman - the title alone is intriguing.
Then there's The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler which was given to me by a co-worker. I've read a few bits in it but not the whole thing. But given the title maybe I should put off reading this for too long!