|Carrie Imler and Kiyon Gaines as Titania and Bottom in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Choreography © The George Balanchine Trust.
I have to admit I may have an addiction! Ever since Christmas three years ago, I can’t leave home without my Kindle. It’s extremely easy to go to the web and download a book—I can do it from the comfort of my couch while lounging in my PJs. But once I start a good book, it’s hard to tear me away. I’ve found myself reading into the early morning sometimes, needing to know how a book concludes.
So, with the Christmas holiday fast approaching (hopefully that means vacation time or at least some down time) I have compiled a list of some of my favorites. I found as I was researching my Kindle list that I really tend to favor murder/mystery novels, but I like to think I’m well rounded so I’ve also added other equally compelling novels.
|Carrie Imler (center) as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty (pictured with PNB Company dancers).|
For those into the science fiction/dystopian society novels, I have enjoyed The Host by Stephanie Meyer (the book was much better than the movie), as well as the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth (again also slated to become a movie).
|Carrie Imler (center) as Myrtha with Company dancers in Giselle (pictured with PNB Company dancers).|
If you feel good novels are the way to go and you love dogs, I highly recommend A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron. What a great novel about a dog finding his way in the world portrayed through his eyes. I know it sounds a little “out there” but I promise you, you’ll love it!!!
I hope that there are a few books on my list which you haven’t read yet, and which you might enjoy over the holiday season. Happy Reading!!!!!!
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Blog by Carrie Imler; Photos © Angela Sterling.