There’s no stopping me now!

I finished “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” this morning. I had discussed this book with my friend Rene earlier in the week when I  was a the half way mark.  At that point I was not too impressed with the story so far.  I felt that it was hard to believe that I had read so many pages already and felt that there wasn’t much happening.  Well after the trip to Aruba the story sure picked up and I couldn’t put the darn thing down.  I liked it much more than I had earlier in the book.  Things started to finally happen between the characters and to the characters on their own. 

Some posts on other blogs were from people who thought the the book should have been much better than is really was.  I can agree with that for the first half but the second half really reeled me in and kept me there till the end.  I sometimes feel that authors have a need to wrap up unraveled ends quickly and end the darn thing before it hits too many pages and though I did feel that way with this particular book, I was happy with the way most of the story was brought to a close.  I will not spoil the end for you if you haven’t read “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” yet but I will say that there are a few twists and turns that made me gasp out loud or cry out and make my hubby look up form whatever he was doing at that moment and make sure I was OK. 

Now I am on to “The Year Of Magical Thinking” and I am happy with it so far.  I just finished chapter two and feel that the telling of the author’s year of magical thinking is about to start.  I fear the emotion that this book may churn up within me and I might not let my husband and dog leave my sight while reading it and maybe forever after finishing it.  Whatever happens, I am excited that I’m reading books that spark my interest and get me thinking. 

And the October Book Is….

The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion with 58% of the vote.  This is a true story written by a woman about the year following the death of her husband.  I have had a copy of this book on my shelf for a few months now and am looking forward to reading it with you. 

This book was recently made into a play that is playing on Broadway staring Vanessa Redgrave.  I would love to see this show but being that I live in Okinawa right now, I don’t see that happening.  I also came across an article in the New York Times about this book.  In it the columnist assures us that though the book is about tragic events that occurred in this woman’s family, it is an uplifting and inspiring read. 

I hope you enjoy it.  I also hope that for those of you who voted for one of the other selections this month, that you find the time to read that book too.