Sunday, March 21, 2010
It's Monday, What are you reading?
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I liked the Time Travelers Wife so much I picked up this one too.
Amazing Past Reading:
Two beautifully written books that give you a glimpse into Muslim lives marked by tragedy.
Mornings in Jenin tells the story of four generations of Palestinians living in exile. Their lives are surrounded by tragedy and loss and yet the beautifulness of Palestinian culture comes through in the story. While reading this book, you see a side of the conflict often hidden or denied. This story is beautifully told and when I put it down I was so angry that events such of these are allowed to occur while the world and the UN sit back and watch. I would reccommend this one to anyone.
The rooftops of Tehran tells the story of a boy nad his friends who dream and love just like everyone else. They live in Tehran in the 70's under the Rule of the Shah and suffer the consequences of this brutal, dictator. This book is a story about life and love and the Persian culture. I would recommend it to everyone to read!
Sucky Past Reading:
Also, I read P.S. I love you by Cecelia Ahern and Dear John by Nicolas Sparks. Both books, in my opinion, were terrible. Dear John was sappy and had a very, dumb plot. I don't believe in love at first site and I kept waiting for events to happen that would make them fall in love (like in the Notebook) but it never happened. The book just ends with the guy doing something that I don't think any normal guy would do.
P.S. I love you was supposed to be about a woman coming to terms with her life without her husband. Instead, she spends the whole book miserable and upset that no one else has stopped their lives just because her husband died. The movie which I saw first was VERY different from this book version and I can see why. In order to sell it and make it watchable they had to change it. Also, the writing didn't flow well and the events were hurried, rushed, and the book lacked an interconnectedness of style I like.
Haha, This sums up my feelings about it: From Etsy of course