Friday, January 28, 2011

this week between the pages...


The good news--I actually finished a book. Really I did! Yes, it was for school...but it was one I was excited to read. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. I knew this book was loved by many, but I really didn't have a good feel for what this book was about. If you happen to be in that same boat, well, I'm afraid I'm going to leave you there. I seriously wouldn't know where to begin in describing it...it is so very different from anything I've ever read. But just because I can't explain it doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it to pieces. And "magical realism"...still couldn't really explain that term either, but at least now I'm a little more confident in the fact that I know it when I see it.

I'm still reading Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse. The fact that I've already been reading it for more than a week is not indicative of how I feel about it, I promise. This book is so damn good. So. Damn. Good. Seriously, this book just has so much to say, and it is truly breaking my heart.

Finally, last night I read the first chapter in our next school read. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. Honestly, all I can say at this point is that I think I'm in for an interesting ride. Whether interesting equates with enjoyable in this case remains to be seen. :P Not that I'm *not* enjoying it...I'm just a little unsure thus far.

I know, not a lot of reading for one week...but who's counting, right?

4 comments:

Amanda said...

So did you enjoy Like Water for Chocolate? I had no idea what to expect going into it and really ended up liking it a lot, even more so as time passed and I kept thinking about it.

Rich said...

i found you! You can't hide from me...

Let's go buy some more books today, shall we? That pile ain't big enough.

Debi said...

Amanda,
I did--very much so, in fact!!!

Rich,
Like I'd ever try to hide from you. Nope, would never happen.

Chris said...

So I HOPE that you took Rich up on his offer and bought more books :p Glad you enjoyed the books :) and so happy that you read Stuck Rubber Baby!