- Bronxville, NY, USA
- member since October 31, 2007
Intriguing and interesting, but somehow different from anything I have read before. Although there is definitely a clear plot, I feel as though I have no idea where I am being taken and how it will work out. The characters and period are ubiquitously described and even colour and scent seem to pervade through the pages. I'm nearly half way, so still all to read for!
Love your life and give birth to a new vision. A vision of deepening love and limitless light. Dance your soul alive by showing lovingkindness towards all beings. Sing your heart open as you ignite your creative spirit. Permit yourself to experience the beauty of who you are. Live your truth and life will be an extraordinary experience of joy.
Why thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I see that Joy of Cooking is one of your favorite books and I heartily approve! How was Sarah's Key? I've never read it. "Unruly tempo" is a very good way to describe New York. I think if cities had ages New York would be 18-20, going out every night, growing, trying new things and rebelling quite a bit, idealist and sort of depressed at the same time ;-) Paris would be 35-40, still hip, still enjoys partying, but goes to bed at a reasonable 1-2am, claps politely at theater, etc. Being an expat is a very rich experience, although not always easy. Where did you move from? If you'd like to know more about any of the books I've read, just ask!
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
There is a general explanation of the group under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. We are just finishing up April’s BOTM, 1984 by Orwell, The English Patient by Ondaatje and Black Water by Oates.
May BOTM are;
1. Choke by Palahniuk, Chuck
2. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
3. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
4. Works of Poe
Hope you can join in one or all the discussions.