Thursday, July 12, 2007

Unexplained Fascination

I find that I have an unending fascination for the Asian culture. Recently I read, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I found it very interesting, especially in regards to the details it gave on foot binding and marriage. Along these same lines, I would whole-heartedly recommend Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. I read this years ago and was very delighted with it. I read very few novels over again, but this book is actually on my short-list of novels I've re-read and would like to add to my personal collection. I was housesitting at the time and found I'd run out of library books. It was a dire situation as I was using every spare moment I had out by their pool acquiring a golden tan and I desperately needed something entertaining to read while I sweat the hours away under the broiling sun. I perused the books shelves at the home and begrudgingly decided to give "Memoirs" a try. Very quickly, I found that I could not put it down.