- London, UK
- member since September 4, 2007
Definitely keep your eyes peeled for someone with a good read to swap for (or buy it from them!)! What are you bringing? And where are you going? A holiday sounds really nice right about now--very, very hot in my part of the world (usually around 95 and feels like 110! (farenheit!)
There's movie of 84??? Who knew?! I certainly didn't.
Not sure why I am the anomaly that wasn't annoyed by HFS, it just didn't bother me. Oh well!
Chris Cleave--Little Bee--you must read it ASAP--I can't believe you haven't heard of it, Brie! A beautiful, gorgeous, painful book!
Your friend, Kiki
Hi! I really enjoyed HFFS--but the ending did annoy my book group also--but we had a good discussion as to what it all meant, esp. for Robert. So that was good. Great writing, though, I loved the Little Kitten of death scenes. Very creative, i thought. I'm biased though, i really love TTTW too. I wanted to love this one.
I also adored Guernsey! Just a wonderful book--have you ever read 84 Charring Cross Road (Helen Hanff)--I feel sure you have! Also great.
You must read Little Bee if you haven't already. A must read, for sure!
Hope all is well, your friend, Kiki
Hi there! How are you? I hope you and yours had a happy holiday season and have a great new year--just thought I'd check in and see what you're reading these days, and was happily surprised to see you are going to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog, as I am expecting my copy any day here--I ordered it last week. I've heard it is good. We need to discuss when we've both read--I'll try to remember to check back in. Now I need to see what else you've been up to.
talk soon, Kiki
Hi Canley--I actually got a free copy of What Was Lost--and I really liked it--I laughed a lot, even though it was a somewhat sad story. Maybe because I currently work in the depressing retail world myself (not a "mall" as we call it stateside) I could relate to the characters, but I also loved the way the Kate character was written, as well as all the main characters, including the "bad guy", I just though O"Flynn did a really good job.
So, what are you reading currently? Hope all is well! Kiki
I remember sending a note about Climbing the Stairs. i just finished it this week. Here is my review, in case you haven't read it yet:
Simply told, this tale shares two years in the life of a young Indian girl, including the changes brought to her family by her father’s accident, her brother going off to serve in World War II, and her father’s family’s attempt to marry her off. Her escape in books and her dreams and wishes to attend college are all beautifully told in this tale.