Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reader Update

I recently finished "The Shack" (see below) and you know what? I started off really liking the book, although parts of it were quite disturbing and I could barely get up to go to the restroom in the dark by myself. But then it got sort of...meh. Nothing too exciting, nothing really interesting, in fact it dragged on for a bit. What I did enjoy about it was that it provided a simple and clear explanation of the Christian faith, God's love, the presence and purpose of the Holy Trinity, all personified in 3 random characters. So I did feel that I learned something and I don't regret reading it. I would say, read it if you have some time and you want to learn more about Christianity, but it is by no means an exhaustive study/explanation. It actually left me with more questions, but the good kind. Next on my list is "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild. This is actually a classic children's story, written in 1937 about three little girls who are raised as sisters but are really unrelated orphans who were taken under the wings of an old fossil collector. The three girls grow up to perform in the theater, but each girl must find the courage to pursue their own dreams. So far i LOVE it!
Read a quick and simple review Here.
Does anyone else have any good book recommendations?

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Any time someone asks me to recommend a book I always suggest Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
It is so good, and unlike any book I have read before.

~S~ said...

Thanks Suzanne! Several people have rec. that to me and I mean to read it. Thanks for reminding me!

Jeni and Jake said...

I remember hearing about this book on "You've Got Mail". I always thought she spelled the author's name wrong, but it really is f-E-i-l-d! Thank you, that always drove me crazy! :)

~S~ said...

I was thinking the same thing! I always have to look twice to make sure I spelled the author's name correctly. So counterintuitive!

tooly said...

The Picture of Dorian Gray is absolutely fantastic if you haven't already read it, I just finished it. And Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife

~S~ said...

That's funny that you mention The Picture of Dorian Gray. I actually started it, but decided to start (one page in) because I knew it would be impossible for me to finish before Finals period began. But I will def. read it!

And The Time Traveler's Wife...wonderful book. I loved it so much!
Thanks for the suggestions!

Also S said...

You must read Kept : comedy of sex and manners By: Y. Euny Hong. I grabbed it off the staff recommendations shelf at b&n on fifth ave. The title kinda threw me off, but it was the most surprising best read ever! Smart, witty, fun.. like you guys!