Monday, July 31st, 2006
You know what’s a good test of a book? Leave the book you are reading behind while you go on vacation for three weeks, come back to it and find yourself feeling as if you’d never stopped reading it.
That’s exactly what I felt with A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. I forgot it when I went on vacation but I had no trouble diving back into it. This isn’t always the case. I usually have several books going on at once and if I start to focus more on one book, sometimes by the time I finally get to the others I’ve lost interest or I’ve completely forgotten important details and I pretty much have to start all over.
Anyway, I found Zippy immensely enjoyable. I was especially surprised as memoirs aren’t really my thing.
I’m also nearing the end of Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger. It really hasn’t grabbed me as much as I hoped but it’s not over yet so who knows.