I love reading historical fiction, and Ken Follett is my favourite author. I can't wait for the third instalment in the trilogy to hit the bookshelves!
I am currently reading Lakeland, by Alan Casey. This is a work of non-fiction. Lakeland was previously a "One Book, One Community" choice for the Region of Waterloo. Lakeland is a tribute to the freshwater lakes of Canada, how they were formed, and how they shape the lives of Canadians who live on them.The story begins at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, site of writer Allan Casey’s family cabin, built by his parents in 1960 for $2,500. From there, he embarks on a journey to explore lakes across Canada and their increasing fragility.
More than 60 percent of the world’s five million lakes are crammed into this one northern country. This freshwater makes us the envy of the world. Casey goes from Emma Lake to Lake Winnipeg, to Bras D'Or on Cape Breton Island. Currently I am reading about Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and its beautiful "ponds", as lakes are called there.
Many people may not find this interesting, but as a Geography teacher I find this book enjoyable. I find it interesting to learn what shapes our country, and in turn how the landscape shapes the people. This is the essence of the study of geography. Also, I have been to many of the locations Casey writes about, so it is interesting to get another person's impressions of that place.
So, your task is to discuss the book you are reading. What is the book's title and how many pages is it? What page are you on? Who is the author? What is the genre of the book? Give a brief oultine of the plot so far. What have you enjoyed about the book? What have you disliked about your book? If you could change one thing that has happened so far, what would it be? Why? *Put in spoiler alerts if you are giving away key information that would spoil the book for other potential readers.