I'm joining up with 5 Minutes for Books
here's what Jennifer says:
Each month on the 4th Tuesday we give you the opportunity to reflect on what you’ve read and/or tell us what you want to read.
Its been a while since I participated. Somehow the date always slips by me. My Book Club meets once a month to discuss a certain book. January is our planning meeting when we choose the books for the year. I'd like to share some of those with you here and also review a book I recently read.
(now a movie)
Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state’s largest landowners. Matthew King’s daughters—Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict—are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. As Matt gathers his wife’s friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there’s one person who hasn’t been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie’s lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.
This is our February selection which I read in about 2 days....There is very little Hawaiian history in the book. It is mostly about an absentee father having to pay attention to his daughters for the first time when their mother ends up in a coma after her accident. I found the book extremely depressing. The children are undisciplined and disrespectful to their Father. He is clueless. I certainly do not recommend this book. And I won't be seeing the movie.
The Brighton to London line. The 7:44 am train. Cars packed with commuters. One woman occupies her time observing the people around her. Opposite, a girl puts on her make-up. Across the aisle, a husband strokes his wife’s hand. Further along, another woman flicks through a glossy magazine. Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man collapses, the train is stopped, and an ambulance is called.
The story is about how each of these people's lives are changed by this one moment in time.
This book is our selection for March.
My daughter and I have read all of Elizabeth Berg's books
and enjoyed most of them.
Once Upon a Time, There was You
is the story of a divorced couple who are brought
back together when tragedy strikes their only child...
Can they discover what brought them together
in the first place?
Elizabeth Berg shared this quote by
Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach “An interesting book is food that makes us hungry.”
I have felt that about certain books when I reached the end and wished there were more.
Please take the time to visit 5 Minutes for Books
to get some great recommendations of
books others have read or maybe
just to get the name of one you
might want to know more about.