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Saturday, January 03, 2009


I read "Love in times..." in high school, and it fit just right with my romantic teenage self. But I don't remember any of it and I'm afraid to read it again. And I heard the movie was bad.

I finally read "100 years..." last year and hated it. Maybe I should have read that as a teenager as well.

I haven't read a lot of those and i'd like to. I have Love In The Time Of Cholera, but haven't gotten around to reading it. LOVED Water For Elephants. I have The Historian and The Secret Life of Bees and yeah, haven't read them either...

I just got A Thousand Spendid Suns for Christmas. I have heard great things about this author and am glad I am finally getting around to reading it!

I know we've talked about this before, but I definitely recommend "The Joy Luck Club" far far FAR over "Saving Fish from Drowning." "The Joy Luck Club" is more about short vignettes that are related, but I also loved "The Kitchen God's Wife" and "The Bonesetter's Daughter," if you want a more traditionally-structured novel. I'm still sad that your first Amy Tan experience was so blah.

And, I HATED "Love in the Time of Cholera" the first time I tried to read it, but the second time, something snapped together and I loved it. I refuse to see the movie; how could they do it justice?

I'm glad you left that book club! It sounds like it wasn't the right one for you.

Always glad to read about books!

How on earth did people hate The Road? It was totally amazing.

I really enjoyed Water for Elephants too. I also read Love in the Time of Cholera because it was featured in the movie Serendipity and I loved that movie, but the book was not quite the love story I had envisioned. The movie wasn't very good either. I'm about 60 pages from finishing The Historian but honestly, I'm just ready for it to end. I'm used to so much more happening in books with THAT many pages. Twilight was way better. :)

I can't remember if you read the prequels to Lonesome Dove or not. You should. They are fun. (The sequel sucks.)

And if you liked Lonesome Dove then let me recommend another book to you....it's called "Twilight" and it's written by this cool Mormon lady. I think you might like it.

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