I'll start off by introducing myself. I'm a stay at home mother of three with a fourth on the way. I "met" Candace through blogging, and hopefully someday I'll get to meet her in person. We really need to schedule that photo shoot, lady! :-)
Anyway, you might be interested in my reading preferences so that you will better understand my recommendations. I read EVERYTHING! I love books, I will read any book, about any topic and with any type of content. But I will try to warn you if a book has particularly gruesome or unsettling content. Like for instance, I recently read Push: a novel by Sapphire. It was one of the most nauseating and sexually explicit books I have ever read... but I finished it. I can't and won't recommend it to anyone because it was so painful to read, but if you are looking for a book similar to "The Color Purple" but not nearly as long and sentimental then go for it. I think "The Color Purple" was the first book that I actually preferred the movie over the book... I hear Push is similar. Someday I might watch it.
I'm just so excited to have a steady feed of good books. I'm tired of looking around for good books in the bookstore, it's too hard to pick. This will be great to just pull this up and see what you guys are reading. By the way, have any of you read "Love in the time of Cholera"? I'm thinking I might try it out. But for now, I have "World without End" on my end table. I loved it's prequel "Pillars of the Earth". It will probably take me awhile to finish it, so I better get started. I'll keep you updated.
So, Candace, are we gonna set this up as a book club and rotate between us each month on a book, and put reviews up about other books we read.... or is this just for the reviews? I think we should do both!