The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

This was an Oprah book club pick, but I didn’t like it. It was slow in the beginning, slow in the middle and slow at the end. I kept reading because I kept thinking it would get better.  It must appeal to some people, but not to me.  Next, Scarpetta. Which I’m pretty sure I will enjoy.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

My book club read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Like my last post on Charlie’s Wilson War, it made me wonder where I was in the 80’s and 90’s. This book is about two women in Afghanistan and their lives. And it interweaves quite a bit of Afghani history and lifestyles. Our book club meeting was enhanced by a women who had just come back from duty in Afghanistan and had some items we could look at. And she filled us in a little on what life if like now for the people of that country. I really do have blinders on. But maybe they are starting to come off. About time.

This and That

It was a beautiful day out. Ran errands all morning and then worked in the yard. Got so busy I missed book club. We read Water for Elephants, and it was really good! A man in a nursing home has flashbacks to his youth in the circus and a special elephant there. It continues with how he met his wife, etc. Really makes me dread getting so old I need to go to a nursing home though.

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon’s

My book club read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon’s by Lorna Landvik for our meeting last Wednesday. I didn’t finish it for the meeting, but I’m still reading it and enjoying it. It’s about a bunch of 60’s housewives who start a book club. It follows them and their children through the years and talks about their friendships and lives. Also found out that Laura Lippman will be at the Star-Telegram’s 2008 Author’s Series on March 13. She writes a series about a private investigator named Tess Monaghan. I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I plan too.

Book Club tonight

My book club meets tonight at Old Town Coffee. We read The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. It’s about a frustrated woman, Helen, who somewhat unintentionally kills her elderly mother. The book explores Helen’s past and what led to the murder. I found it depressing and didn’t really like it.