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22. July 2015 09:22
by jennifer
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What I'm Reading Wednesday

22. July 2015 09:22 by jennifer | 2 Comments

Wow, it's Wednesday already. 

So, what have I been reading?

I finished The Goldfinch. I LOVED it. 5 stars. I can totally see why it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. I loved the character of Boris. Yes, Theo was good too, but there was just something about Boris and I was so glad to see him re-emerge later in the story. It's a long story, 700+ pages, and I broke it up by listening to the audio version in my car and on my walks, and I read the hard copy at night on the couch while my husband watched TV. The Goldfinch has been picked up by Warner Bros for a movie adaptation, and it will certainly be a movie I go and see. 

 

Also, in less than 48 hours I read and finished The Rosie Project. This was recommended to me by my aunt and I really enjoyed it. It's the story of an autistic genetics professor named Don Tillman (who doesn't realize that he's autistic) and his search for the perfect wife. He meets Rosie, thinking she's applied for the "wife project" and despite her being totally unsuitable, they become friends. It was a fast, lighthearted read, though I do feel that the ending was rushed, and I closed the book feeling disappointed by the ending. But there is a sequel The Rosie Effect so I'm hoping that perhaps it will pick up where the other left off and build upon the rushed ending. I also recently learned that this book is being made into a movie with Jennifer Lawrence cast as Rosie. I think this is a great casting decision. I'm curious who will play Don who is described as being in very good physical shape, and looking like Cary Grant. 

 

I have quite a few books sitting on my desk, so I'll update you next week with what I decided to pick!

What are you currently reading??

Comments (2) -

Liz

I have to read the Goldfinch! I keep hearing great things about it. I just read 'Fat Girl Walking' by Brittany Gibbons.. quick read and made me laugh the whole time!

Run DMT

I am so impressed at how many books you can read at one time. These sound like great picks!

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