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Monday, October 26, 2009

Book Nineteen Opening

I know the only warning I gave of this was in the calendar. So I hope you guys have looked at the calendar. In any case, ready for another book?


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I pushed the discussion for The Zookeeper's Wife to Friday since I am a bit delinquint. I hope you don't mind. =)

Thanks for all the participation on The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Though a long book, I am so glad we read it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Discussion

This book gripped me. Not only was the language astonishingly beautiful, but the relationship of Edgar and his dogs touched me.

I am the kind of person that is fully affected by the things I read or watch. This book was very difficult for me due to that fact. Mr. Wroblewski made me love these characters, truly care about them. I spent days worrying until I could get back to the book. I was saddened by each downturn and of course the ending practically killed me. So I left this book extremely conflicted. Even now, writing this I feel confused how to express it.

It is a beautiful story, true to its origins (a modern day remake of a Shakespearean play) and wrought with powerful words and images which could not help but bore into my being. But that boring, it hurt. I found myself thinking of the book long after having finished and feeling so depressed about it. So that where I would tell you any book that grips me enough to have me thinking about it so heavily long after it's done is surely a book worth reading, I would also admit that I'm not sure I would ever read it again. But only because I'm not sure I could read it again. In the end that is endorsement enough to induce a shining review from me. I loved it, I would recommend it to anyone I know, I am glad I read it in spite of the heart rending it inflicted on me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ball Rolling

I'd like to schedule the discussion for Edgar Sawtelle for next Monday. I don't even know how many of you read it beyond De. I hope if you did, you haven't forgotten your thoughts. So, Monday what do you say?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Book Eighteen Opening

I'm afraid family concerns are preventing me from being here and devoting any creativity to this. I am deeply sorry. I expect that these difficulties should be resolving soon and I will be able to return.

I do have book 18 for you.

Tada!



Hope to see you soon!