I struggled all day with what to blog about, and then I realized that it’s May 13th and I have only 18 days to read a book for the “Read one book a month” goal.
So… the first book I chose is The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell.
I read the two Stieg Larsson books (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who Played with Fire) and really enjoyed them. It got me into that whole murder mystery genre’ (and thus, Law and Order: SVU) and I had been looking for something to bide my time with until his third, and final, book came out in late May: The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (by the way, if you haven’t read about Larsson and his interesting life, check out this article from CNN.com).
I bought a Sony Ereader not too long ago, and I found The Man from Beijing as one of the books on there. What pursuaded me to actually buy and download it, was the little bit in the description that said something to the effect of if you liked Larsson’s books, then you’d love this one. So I downloaded it.
I’ve started to read it, but haven’t gotten very far due to being so busy and having to read an absolutely awful book, The Butt by Will Self, for book club; so it kind of went on the back-burner. Book club this month is Superfreakonomics by Levitt and Dubner, but I can’t attend the meeting (I guess I should read it… but anyways) so I’m choosing something I really want to read.
With a two-hour waiting room sit tomorrow and two four-hour flights next weekend, I think I’ll have some time to get this done.