Believe it or not I pretend to do things to make it look like I have social life…like book clubs, although recently I haven’t been able to make the festivities, I still read the books. Here are a few the previous books leading up to our most current reads.
The Shack I don’t know that I talked at all about this one yet. It was a pretty crazy story. The author pretends it really happened, but then comes out to say it was all made up- why do they do that? It’s a very interesting perspective of Christianity in a “real-life” type format. It led several of my friends into exploring some things in their personal life. If I were to sum it up I’d say the take home message is really strong on forgiveness, which given the circumstances in the book it’s pretty amazing. It had quite a few twists and turns to it…and other parts really dragged on forever! I’d say it was pretty good …how’s that for my expert-book-reading-advise. If I were to attach stars I’d maybe give it a 4 out of 5.
Friday Night Knitting Club– It’s a good read, with a few “you go girl” quotes that stuck with me. Pretty easy read, but to me I’m still amazed you can make a living off of selling yarn in New York City. I’m just saying is all! If I were to rank it with stars, it probably get 3 1/2 out of 5.
The Christmas Sweater not one I would choose, but I went along with it. It was very elementary and poorly written. I like books that keep me guessing and I can’t say this one did any of that! Although I guess that’s what I get for reading some staunch conservative author’s attempt at writing for entertainment value! Hmm…maybe 1 star.
Water for Elephants,I was SOO excited to finally read this. I’d heard so many good things about this and I would completely agree. I love the authors details and all the fun twists and turns he throws in there. A few sections literally put a lump in my throat reared some hatred from within for some of the bastards in the book! There also were a few parts that got pretty hot and heavy and totally threw me for a loop, but certainly kept my interest! I’d highly recommend it, I’d give it 5 stars!
And I think that’s all for now. I’m quickly going to jump into 3 cups of Tea and I’m still finishing The Book Thief.