What happened to my teenage years when my nose was always stuck in a book? In the past few years, I have done very little reading of fiction. Not that I don’t enjoy it. I love a good story but have several impediments to devouring fiction like I used to:
1) Time- If I read a book now, it now takes me quite a while to finish it, and so if it’s not a book that I can pick up where I left off easily, it’s not a book for me.
2) Internet- I now read a lot of articles on the internet and therefore have less time for fiction.
3) Trashy fiction- I don’t feel comfortable grabbing any old book from the public library. I’ve worked at a library, and I realize that a lot of fiction has themes or scenes I’d rather avoid.
4) Trashy “Christian” fiction- I have a huge beef with a lot of Christian fiction (much of it is unrealistic, poorly written, has the same old plot, and is boring)
And so I’m pleased to recommend a book that I actually enjoyed recently. Washington’s Lady (by Nancy Moser) is a historical fiction novel based on the life of Martha Washington. I knew little about her, but came away from the book with a deep appreciation for her and her role in her husband’s life.
I have read one other book by Nancy Moser, titled Mozart’s Sister, which I also loved.
Perhaps I’ve found a new author that I can thoroughly enjoy!