Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: My Reading Life by Pat Conroy

Published on: November 2
Product Description from Amazon:

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is also a vora­cious reader. He has for years kept a notebook in which he notes words or phrases, just from a love of language. But read­ing for him is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of passionate reading. He includes wonderful anecdotes from his school days, mov­ing accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and even lists of books that particularly influenced him at vari­ous stages of his life, including grammar school, high school, and college. Readers will be enchanted with his ruminations on reading and books, and want to own and share this perfect gift book for the holidays. And, come graduation time, My Reading Life will establish itself as a perennial favorite, as did Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

5 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds really interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG...how did I miss this one. Thanks so much Tina

Kay said...

This sounds like something I would enjoy. I always like to hear about what other people are reading and I'd love to see Pat Conroy's lists. Thanks for sharing, Tina!

TheBookishSnob said...

Sounds like an interesting read. THanks for sharing and hope you enjoy your day :)

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Jill said...

I am BEYOND excited about this book...can't wait!!!!