Sunday, December 02, 2007

Great Book


Okay, I read a lot of books. Most are good, some okay, but few seem to really grab me. I just finished The Glass Castle though and loved it! It is the story of a family who survives on very little money mainly because the father is a drunk and the mother "lives for the moment". It was very interesting, one of those books that make you think and wonder. I mainly wondered how any mother could allow her children to go hungry (eating butter for dinner one night), be cold and not have decent clothes or shelter when she had the means to change things. This is a true book and the author is a successful journalist in NYC now. Great book! Read it, it will grab you.

The last book that really grabbed me like this was A Thousand Splendid Suns which I absolutely adored!! One of my favorite all time books!

Recent so-s0 reads:

Love in the Time of Cholera (too many love affairs, ending was sweet though)

Suite Fraincaise (only read first story-okay, not great, have to read second one)

Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss (wrote History of Love which I liked much better)

Peace Like a River - really not crazy about this book

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (fast read, pretty good but not spectacular)


It is so hard to find a good book. The language in some is so offensive. I find myself at Costco skimming them before I buy them, looking for the f-word so I know not to buy them. Drives me crazy when I buy a book that has a few and I didn't know it. Any good books out there that you've read?

8 comments:

Lani said...

Thank you, thank you! I just finished my book - don't recommend it at all - and am so excited to pick up these 2 to read (haven't read a thousand splendid suns yet) over the holidays! Hope we get to see you!

Lindsey said...

Save me the Glass House one. I want to read it over the holidays. I didn't like Nicole Krauss' Man Walks Into A Room either. Not into it at all. Can I borrow Love in the Time of Cholera too? Did you read A Tree Grows in Brookyln? THat one is good. I want to read The Namesake - heard it was really good and I liked the movie.

Kasey said...

I just finished this book and LOVED it as well. Linds, I have Love in the Time of Cholera. I'll try to finish it and bring it when I come. The Glass Castle reminded me a lot of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In fact, the author says in the book that as a little girl it was one of her favorites b/c she could identify with Francie Nolan.

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CresceNet said...

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Jami said...

ok, who is the random commenter? crazy. I guess I'll have to borrow those books from Lan when it's possible to enjoy a good read again...might be a while!

Pam said...

Kelly or Kasey,
Have your husbands translate my comment from cresenet.

Kasey said...

Mom, that comment is French. BUT, it is an advertisement for some website. Weird.