July 24, 2010

Potato Peel Pie

I finished another book yesterday and this one was so cute that I couldn't put it down and finished it in two days. That's right I started it Friday Night and sat down to finish it last night. Granted it's by no means a long book but you get wrapped up in these people's lives. It's funny I was telling Chuck last night I was a little sad that it was over because there will never be anymore knowledge about these people's lives....his response "Well yeah cause they were never real people"...What to do with those non-readers....but yes I was slightly saddened because I really loved every character in this book.

This book is a collection of letters...which I can tell you I was skeptical about. I tend to prefer books that give you backgrounds and really set the scene early on in the book. With letters you get thrown into these lives and have to give it a fair shot to get to the heart of the story....This book is worth giving a shot. The letters are cute and characters are quirky. It takes place after World War 2 and it tells the trials and triumphets of the island of Guernsey...I can gurantee you will fall in love with these people and you too will be saddened when the letters cease and you must start a new book....
Because I just couldn't take a break last night I started another book :-) Yes another one. I figured I had plenty of time to read one, if not two more books before I should start my next book club book and the book I chose.....Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Now I've heard this book is a "hard" read and so far its so-so. I think what might kill it for me is that last year my family and I went to see the musical Wicked....can this book really be as good as that? I doubt it because I won't be singing this book in my mind haha....Wish me luck to get through it!


Anonymous said...

I've had the potato peel book on my amazon wishlist for a bit. I keep going back and forth on if I want to read it.

Tried to read Wicked because I loved the musical. Didn't make it but I kept pushing myself to try.

Tracy said...

I will have to check out this book. I just finished reading "Burned". Loved it. You know you read a good book when you keep thinking about it during the day.


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