I started this book a couple of weeks ago. It was a little slow to start but has really grown on me. John Steinbeck’s inspiration for many parts of this story comes from the story of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis. It’s an interesting rendition full of interesting characters and story-lines woven together to increase the drama. Love it so far…
I am in love with this Nook commercial. I keep getting served these ads on Hulu.
Take a look and maybe get inspired…to read!
“By hook, or by crook, by book or by nook…I will read…” YAY!
I just started reading this book this week - I have to admit, I was getting a little restless. I got ahead of myself in the GoodReads 2011 Book Challenge and I was having a hard time trying to figure out what to read next - if you are my friend on there, you will see I started a ton of books at once…sigh.
Anywho, I bought this at Porter Square Books because it a) was recommended to me on my nook, b) is set in my favorite “places” - the 1940s, Franklin, MA/London, England and WWII, c) the author of The Help gave it a rave review and d) I have a slight addiction to buying books.
So far so good…It’s a little up and down to me but I am starting to get into the development of the characters more and of course, I love knowing about the places the author references and it’s easy living in one of the areas central to the book — New England.
Definitely worth checking out…I can tell it’s going to have a good twist.
I just finished reading this book and must tell you the following:
- Read it.
- I wish I had this book back in 2004 before heading out to college.
- I laughed awkwardly (like a crazy person) while I read this book on the T.
- My favorite memory relived in this book was “Growing Up and Liking It” - Ladies, am I right?
- Again, I wish I had this book back in 2008 before heading out to the “real” world.
- Now I want Amy Poehler to write a book because I think Leslie Knope would be just as funny!
- Srsly, read it.
I feel like such a bookworm, nom nom nomming all of these books! Though the third and final book of the trilogy is in a slightly different format than the previous two, I am liking it just as much as the others. Lots of twists to discover.
I’ve literally become a bookworm after starting and finishing the first Hunger Games book in less than 3 days. So, while I’ve been reading the second book, Catching Fire, on my nook, I have also been carrying around this book for a) a change of pace and b) a paper alternative. I’ve been going back and forth with my friend Nikki, the owner of a Kindle, to see which we like best. Or mainly, I’ve been going back and forth with her about the pros and cons of each.
Anyway, back to the book, Judith Jones was the editor of Julia Child’s famous cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I actually bought this book thinking of my friend Kate and I plan on passing it on to her once I’m finished.
Overall, I’m really interested in Judith’s journey through publishing and the wonderful meals she describes. Though I can’t imagine myself eating half of the things she does, I do however feel a connection to her love of food in the same way I love culture/travel/exploring new places.
So far so good :)
I love this site. It is a great place to organize the books I’ve read, am currently reading, or want to read. It’s also a social network (you can link it up to your facebook, gmail, etc.) and find your friends and learn what they are reading.
Click on the link above and find me on Goodreads!
Everyone be proud! I have finally started the final book of the series. I know I am far, far, far behind on this one, but I am still enjoying it a lot.
Alohomora this book - teehee!
In an attempt to read all of the books in my library, this next book seems really interesting so far. It’s a mix of historical references on China / Madame Mao with a fictional license… if that’s what you would call it.
Going to be testing this out / helping my aunt learn how to use hers - pretty excited.
A great book and also a movie I am watching now…
Two of my favorite subjects/places India and Boston.