- KY, USA
- member since February 15, 2008
Jacqueline’s last login was Saturday, August 16, 2008.
I am surprised you actually got my recommendation ... I was convinced Shelfari had malfunctioned somehow. Jung was an interesting character. And, he is well worth reading because of his influence on psychology and various counter culture movements. I had a little trouble with the collective unconscious, and I think he tried too hard to find similarities in myths and stories among cultures. Still, he was a thought-provoking fellow.
i loved memoirs of a geisha!i even wrote a book report about it.=)
i liked the way it presented the japanese culture, how women were viewed and treated during that period.i admired the way sayuri's character progressed all through out the story.and of course i was very much satisfied with the ending!
Not yet (A Thousand Splendid Suns) - I'm working on a big pile. I googled the author Hosseini & found his website & an email address for questions. I asked about the Nazi business. Several days later I got a reply from his agent saying he didn't have time for questions. Right now, I'm in the middle of _Tree of Smoke_. The critics love it but I'm only luke warm on it; it just doesn't seem to move. I haven't caught a movie in some time (I got Netflixed out) but I hear No Country For Old Men is terrific. I read the book & love the author. Have you read Cormac McCarthy? _Suttree_ might be a great place to start.
I did enjoy The Five Love Languages. I've discovered that my husband and I have the speak the same love languages - which, according to the book, is rare. I do like reading the gangster books. But now I'm really interested in the classics, American history (and history in general), and non-fiction. I also enjoy listening to unabridged audio books.
Good. I'd like that but I may have a bit of trouble remembering as it's been a while since I read it. One of the things I like the best about this shelfari site is that it helps remembering what you've read. Just trying to come up with titles has been quite an exercise.
Sometimes little discordant details like that can ruin a book. A friend of mine recommended a book called _Jack Gance_. I read until I got to a section where the author was describing a scene where the hero ran into a street musician playing the violin. The hero identified the music as Chopin. I put the book down & didn't read any further. Of course, I wasn't in love with the book anyway.
I haven't read his 2nd book yet. I did enjoy the kite runner but one thing about it put me off. The business about the Taliban guy idolizing the Nazis just didn't ring true with me. Certainly I could be wrong. The author knows more about Afghanistan than I do but I was uncomfortable with it. I spent a short time in Afghanistan years ago & so I like to read about that part of the world. Do you think I ought to read the 2nd one?