Getting lost in books . . . . Traveling through stories . . . . Becoming “friends” with main characters . . . . I love to read. It is a hobby I’ve enjoyed all of my life.
Since becoming a mom, though, my time to read is quite precious, so I’ve struggled to find a good fit with fiction. I’ve read plenty of nonfiction (parenting book, anyone?), but I don’t want any overly predictable fluff, I don’t want to cry, and I don’t want to be so annoyed at the ending that I throw the book across the room.
Enter a dear friend lending me her new copy of Dan Brown’s Inferno.
I’ve only had it for a couple of days and am already more than half-way through it. The story line is predictable in that Robert Langdon is running for his life within the first few chapters, but it’s engaging.
It sucks me in and transports me to Italy with enough description to imagine the scene and not bog down the pace.
Simply said, it entertains me. Who could ask for more?
Inevitably, the question in a couple of days will be, “What should I read next?” So if you have any recommendations, that follow the above requirements, I’d appreciate them. If it makes me laugh, that’s an added bonus. 😉