Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Book #2

Okay so I told myself I wasn't going to pick a book that is in a series. I also told myself I wouldn't read this particular book because it's about vampires and I don't really care for vampires, however today I read an article in the Times magazine about this book and its Mormon author and I decided to give it a try.
This book is like I said about vampires but it's also about the timeless tale of forbidden love and who can turn that down? I haven't decided what to do if I like this book and want to read the subsequent novels, will I include them in the book club? I guess we'll see what this book has to offer first before I decide to read the entire series. Anyway, I just started the book tonight so happy reading if you decide to join in.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"The Kite Runner" Review

So I won't ruin the story for those of you that have not read this book, but I will say it takes stomach to get through some parts. This historical fiction is about the power of friendship, betrayal and redemption. Some parts seem extremly predictable and maybe even a little far-fetched, but overall it has a great story and moral.

I rented the movie but have not yet watched it. I'm curious how closely the movie follows the book. I will keep you posted.

Anyway, I liked this book alot. It's always interesting to learn about different cultures. I never knew that Afganistan used to be a very peaceful country. I guess like many other I just assumed that this country had been ravaged by war for centuries. I feel sad for people who have to flee their country to escape war, persecution and poverty. I only hope that our beloved country will stay strong and not become like so many others. Back to the book, I definitely recommend everyone reading this story it's very rich and loaded with detail. Overall I give this book a rating of 3.75 out of 5.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Read

I saw the movie trailer to this and thought it looked interesting but I didn't know that it was an actual book until my friend Tara blogged about it. So I am currently reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This book is fiction and is about growing up in Afganistan during the 1970's to present. Of course there's more to this book than that, but I will do a full review next week when I've finished and maybe give some time if there's anyone who would also like to read this book.

Book Club!!!

Okay so this blog has been sitting here for quite sometime without having anything done to it. I honestly didn't know what to do with it, but I do now! As many of you know I love reading so I decided to turn this blog into a monthly Book Club! Every month I will pick a book, read it, report on it, rate it, and hopefully hear from anyone else who may be interested or has already read the book and would like to comment. Happy reading!