March 2016 Book of the Month

I’ve been so busy reading that I have not had time to write.  I’m still working my way through last month’s book of  the month “Eighty Days”.  I just started my first young adult science fiction book with my High School book club “Ender’s Game”.  I’m re-reading “Heal Your Headache” as I have now become addicted to my prescription migraine medicine.  I have a sample of “The Happiness Advantage” on my kindle that I would like to start. I’m almost through a memoir by Stephen King called “On Writing”, a great book on the craft of writing.  And, I’m almost done with the March 2016 Book of the Month.

This book does not go well with wine or beer.  It also is not a before bed book.  You will want to be alert and fully conscious while reading this selection.  This book takes place in the early to mid 20th century in Barcelona Spain and Paris France.  There is intrigue, murder and romance all intertwined in multiple storylines in this dark tale.  It takes on an Oscar Wild-ish feel in the bazaar twist and turns and with the philosophical characters who make statements such as;

“The female heart is a labyrinth of subtleties, too challenging for the uncouth mind of the male racketeer.  If you really want to possess a woman, you must think like her, and the first thing to do is to win over her soul.  The rest, that sweet, soft wrapping that steals away your senses and your virtue, is a bonus”

“Making money isn’t hard in itself,” he complained.  “What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.”

Read this book slowly and carefully.  Don’t put it down for too long as you will need to The shadow of the windkeep the plot and characters fresh in your head.

I highly recommend this month’s book “The Shadow of the Wind”  by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

For more book recommendations, please visit Wild About Books.

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