Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm about four chapters into The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. Subtitled "One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places on Earth," this is Weiner's account of his journey throughout the world in search of the happiest countries.

So far I've traveled with Weiner to Holland, Switzerland, Bhutan, and Qatar, and I have to say that each one of these chapters has been fascinating, although at times a bit off topic. Weiner has a quirky sense of humor that I appreciate. I have skimmed sections to get to the meat of the story, but for the most part this is a great read so far.

Thus far I'm not about to move to any of these countries, but he sure does make Bhutan sound appealing. Switzerland, not so much. This is our book club's selection for the month, and I think we'll have some great discussion material at our next meeting.

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heather said...

I enjoyed that book.

Nina said...

Sounds like a interesting book. How did it potrayed Holland? Cold? Little? Lots of tulips? Such a lie! haha I live there! :)

Have a wonderful reading week.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I noticed Bliss on the discount shelf at B&N -- was very tempted to buy it.

Have a great week.
Here is my Monday list:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Your book does sounds good! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Omgosh, I am so glad you linked back this blog. I don't know if you got as far as my resolutions for the year, but reading more is one of them. I read My Name is Asher Lev when I was a teenager (the 70s) and The Help this year. Have you read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells... great book, a 5in my opinion. Both my sisters are writers, the oldest also an English teacher (or she was). I am bookmarking your blog and putting your 5's on my list. I use the same scale for my books.