Tuesday, July 29, 2008

reading catch up

Since I haven't posted on what I've been reading lately, I thought I would put the last 3 books I've read into one post and let you know what I thought about each one.

Pieces of my sisters life: good story, takes place in the northern atlantic coast. Nice setting. I loved how you would convince yourself when you were reading this book that such-and-such wasn't going to happen, then you would just be so shocked when it really did! I guess I just couldn't belive in a lot of instances that the author *went there* with the story. It was a great summer read nonetheless and I would recommend it as that.

The namesake: sucked! I was so looking forward to this book. It got such wonderful reviews, won prizes, NYT bestseller blah blah blah. That doesn't give the story a plot! I suppose it was trying to be an 'epic novel' that jumps across the boundaries of generations, but not so much. It was just boring, I didn't like the characters and there was no 'lesson' to be learned from it.

My best friend's girl: haven't been able to put this one down! I got to page 120 and had a major *duh* moment and if I hadn't been so far along in the book, I would've gone back and started over. You know how you have a certain image in your head of the characters. Page 120 just completely threw me off and I've had to rethink the whole premise of the book. I don't know if I missed it earlier on, but if you choose to read this one, I'm not giving it away! Great great book. The basic storyline is: best friends have a falling out, one friend contacts the other when she's dying to ask her to care for her child after she's gone. You can imagine the rest. Great summer read!

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Knitty Geek said...

We need a read-along. I'm almost salivating over the thought of reading "Middlesex". I'm going to shop for it this weekend. Wanna read it with me?