Friday, November 21, 2008
well i posted on my blog so why not post here! this is just my reiteration post. i decided to stop venturing out for new titles and go for ones that y'all suggested. well that got me into a whirlwind of reading trouble. First off, the House of Night series is freaking great....Danni, Kris y'all will love them...and I'm sorry i'm the worst at mailing crap out....danni you will get them next week i swear! now the evanovich series is even greater...and kris i'm sorry i'm the worst at mailing crap out....kris you will get them next week i swear! and then the babble series...I LOVED IT. she kinda wore me out a little with her internal monologue...but really Cabot knows how to write sweet scenes that make you smile....so now what am i going to read???????? well because i saw the movie last night and all i have on my brain now is twilight...well i'm gonna read new moon. again. i read twilight last week, so i'm movin on to book 2. anyway, hopefully no empty promises were made by me just now about sending those books. they are in my car ready to go out....every time i plan to do it i run out of time...and when i have time i forget. so ok. someday next week. they will get to you guys somehow.
A Shout Out From JD
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So I know the list of books we all have lined up is incredibly long and just keeps getting longer, but I wanted to blog about this book I just finished. You may have already read it because I know it was a popular book and one of Oprah's favorites, but I am still dazed from reading it. I'm actually deciding that I'm not going to try and sum up this book because I think it would be too hard and it won't give it enough justice, but I took this off one of the reviews I read.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a tale of two generations of characters in Afghanistan, brought together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are all inextricable from the history playing out around them. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
All I have to say is that it fills you with a full range of human emotions, from rage, love, hate, hope and above all, faith. Let me just tell you, I cried my eyes out. I apologize for the horrible blog, but your just going to have to read it sometime in this lifetime. Not anytime soon, I know, but sometime.
This is the other book Hosseini wrote before A Thousand Splendid Suns, and it's really good also. I read it this summer and it was an international best seller. Another tear jerker that fills you with a million emotions, but definitely worth reading. They actually made a movie out of this book, but like all movies the book is way better.
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