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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I waited!

I waited until October first to begin reading this month's book.  As I write this Murray Rider has it in his hands.  I couldn't put it down and completed it yesterday!  That is really quick for me but I found the story very compelling.  

Here are a few ideas to keep in mind while reading:
             The Biblical story of Martha & Mary
             Fairy Tales

How can and author can elicit laughter and tears at the same time?  

As a side note there was this article on a site called Flavorwire on September 26th.  It recounted how there was never enough time to read  and there is a cure.  Here is a sample of their rendition of some very famous books:

     Dante's Inferno: Some woman puts Dante Through Hell.
     Upton Sinclair's The Jungle:  Bad things happen, worse things happen, better things happen, awful things happen, Jurgis discovers socialism and gets all happy.
     Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn:  Goes rafting, goes home

     Thoreau's Walden:  A truly rich man doesn't have money but rather courage, truth, and an inner glory that transcends the passiveness of our physical beings.  That's why I'm going to live in the boonies.

All of those book i have not read but maybe there's more in those books than the author (Alison Nastasi) could grasp.  Any Comments?????

Think about the 15 second statement of Winter Garden but don't give it away since there are many who are still reading.  Don't forget, pass the site around to your friends and ask them to join the book blog.

Til next time,


  1. I'm reading The Winter Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly, so I probably won't get to Winter Garden for a week or so. Can't wait to start it, but I do wNt to finish the book I'm reading. I don't like to starts book, then stop it. It is over 700 pages, so it'll take a while!!

  2. I so much enjoyed that Jennifer Donnelly book. The last of the trilogy came out this year and I think I'll borrow it from the library.

  3. Well, this is a first--I'm going to stop reading The Winter Rose and begin Winter Garden. Picked it up today at the library and just can't wait to start it!

  4. I just finished the book... it was good, especially the second half. Much better than my other book club book!
    My next book that I just purchased and will start tonight is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
    Other books I've recently read and highly recommend: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. All very different and all very good. I hope my new purchase matches up!

  5. I'm still reading the book and it is excellent! The characters have come to life for me!