What does everyone thing of the book so far? I, myself, haven't even opened it because I lent my copy to Amanda and I have another book to finish reading for another book club (oh, the fun never stops in my life). Hopefully I'll blast through my current book and then blast Snow Falling on Cedars. If not, I'd still be interested in hearing what everyone else thought of it.
I got the book today, but don't count on me to get too much reading done this week. I'm going to be really busy with work because I have a lot of serious training lined up. I'll do my best to keep up.
Man, I'm on a role. This is the second book I've nominated that was chosen. "You all love me, you really love me." Anyway, so this is the next book, have fun and don't just watch the movie because I have both the book and the movie (I haven't read or seen either) and once this month is over and I have finished watching the movie and reading the story, I'll know if you read it or not. There will be a test on this.
I know we usually do these nominations and then vote for the book we want to read, but if there's a book out there that you'd really, REALLY like us to read and discuss as a group and would rather just not do the vote, just post it and why you really, REALLY want to read it. Maybe each month someone else can pick the next book instead of voting. Let me know people what you'd rather do.
I totally forget to post when I finshed! I think I travel too much... yick...
Anyways, I finished it last week and TOTALLY loved it... I'm now realizing that parenthood really isn't as easy as it sometimes sees and I give her SO much credit for finishing school with having a child... I know that there's people who haven't even finished college and they don't have a baby.
These are the only books that were nominated for the next book. Please cast two votes for the books you'd like.
Book 1: Snow Falling on Cedar
Book 2: An Artist of the Floating World
Book 3: How to Have a XXX Sex Life : The Ultimate Vivid Guide
Book 4: The Andromeda Strain
Book 5: Interview With A Vampire
Sun, Oct. 3rd, 2004, 10:38 am
Okay, I just finished the book about 10 minutes ago. Sorry that it took me so long to read it. I didn't get the chance to do a lot of reading while I was home last week. It was a really good book! Great pick. So now we chat about it? As for October nominations, I'm not picky. I actually don't read books that often so I wouldn't even know what to nominate. I'm using this community as a good way to start reading books again, and so far, it's working. Cheers!
I guess it's that time again. I know we only started Riding In Cars With Boys a few weeks ago but it was a really short read (Amanda finished it in two days), so let's all think about what our next book will be. I have a number of nominations and you'll be able to find them in the comments section of this entry. Please, place your nominations in here as well to keep it organized (even though there's only a few of us).
Well I finished the book last night. God it was good and I couldn't help but ask questions about my mother and about her experiences. I do remember when I was going away to school being a little upset that my parents couldn't pay for my tuition. God that sounds selfish and immature but it was th truth back then. I also remember being so angry at my mom for having us live in a housing project growing up. There was no way she could have afforded a home of our own but I couldn't see that part. All I could see what that we had people on the other side of our walls and I was picked on on a daily basis because I was a bookworm and not very big, oh and because I was also white. But I'm getting too much into my own situation and moving away from the book.
The moment I put the book down I wanted to drive home and give my mom a hug for all she did for me and all she must have sacrificed to raise me on her own.
Well, I got the book back from Amanda this weekend and I breezed through half of it at Amanda's rehearsal on Sunday night (she sang beautifully but that's another topic entirely), and so far I have to say, I love this book. Not only is it a great story and well written, but there are some parts that are hitting close to home. Like when Bev is positive that she's having a baby girl only to find out in the delivery room that it's actually a boy. The same thing happened to my mother. For the entire pregnancy she had herself convinced that she was going to have the baby girl she always wanted. She had the name picked out already and everything (I was suppose to be Elizabeth), and then I popped out.
The story she told me was that when I was born, my mother asked the doctor to hand her her little Elizabeth but that the doctor looked at her in a very funny way and told her that he didn't think so. My mom was confused and asked what he meant, and he said something along the lines that Elizabeth wasn't really a BOY'S name. So my mom was stuck with me, another boy.
As I'm reading I find myself questioning and wondering what my mom must have gone through when she had me, if she went through some of the same experiences. She wasn't a teenager when she had me and I wasn't her first but still. I wish she'd write a book like this so I could learn all about it. I guess I could just sit her down one day over a coffee or two and ask.