Friday, January 1, 2010
Carrie's recommendation "Chesapeake" by James Michener
Happy New Year!
The New Year's book recommendation today is in honor of Carrie T., who spent part of New Year's Eve with us. We hung out at her and Matt's house, drinking nutty coffee, laughing about Jennifer Lopez' one piece on Dick's Rockin New Year's Eve (I hope skintight one pieces don't become a fashion trend now), and eating homemade caramel popcorn that Amanda concocted. As always strangely happens at parties, the guys and girls segregated to different rooms. I have no idea what the boys talked about (cards? poker? girls?), but one of the things the girls discussed was books.
Carrie said that she was interested in books on the Chesapeake Bay, and she asked for two for the holidays. Little Swimmers and another title that I can't remember. So my recommendation for her is "Chesapeake" by James A. Michener. It's fiction, and waaaaayyyy long, but Carrie, I think you'll like it. I read it for a class in college, and I thought it would be boring--but it wasn't at all. It weaves together a bunch of stories over time and ends up giving the history of the bay.
So Happy New Year, Carrie. And let me know if you've already read this book. If so, what did you think?