So, I'm not just a movie nerd, I'm a book nerd, too. A few reviews of some recent reads:
The Lovely Bones - quite interesting due to the perspective alone....told by a 14 year old girl looking down from heaven after being raped and murdered by her neighbor. She watches her family move on, search for the killer, fall apart and cope with their loss. It was a very good read.....couldn't put it down. Definitely one of my favorites of recent years.
Angela's Ashes - a very well written book, but drenched with sadness. Frank is a child living in poverty stricken Ireland, barely surviving due to hunger and illness. It was hard for me to get through.....the loss of children and lack of decency on their father's part was almost too much for me to stomach. But, I would recommend it....just be ready to cry.
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything - took this to La Jolla for vacation. A fun, no-brainer book.....entertaining and quite juicy at times. About a girl coming to terms with her life falling apart financially and career wise....all the while, her family is having their own tragedies. Lots of secrets and lots of fun.
Holidays on Ice - how could David Sedaris do wrong? Never read a book of his I didn't love and this is no exception. It's a fun selection of his holiday-themed short stories, all totally demented and entertaining. One includes his experiences from working as an Elf at Macy's Santaland. Another, a fictional satire of two families out-doing each other with charities, which ends in them both being homeless after giving away their children. As always, pure genius!
The Glass Castle - my latest read and one I'm still recovering from. True story about a couple voluntarily living in poverty while raising children. A very eccentric father....who adores his kids, but his drinking interferes with his intentions. A disturbingly selfish mother whose narcissism is astounding. Three very determined children surviving the chaos. Highly recommend it.
Now, I'm starting Jewel by Bret Lott. Anyone?