Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Book Shelf: Pictures of You/ The Paris Wife

Hi friends!  How are you all?  A big hello to all my new blog followers! 
Welcome, welcome haha.
Tonight was my AP Art show, so I spent two hours presenting my artwork.  It was fun!  Once it's all submitted, I'll share some here.

Here is another edition of the Book Shelf with two of my most recent reads.  Enjoy!

Pictures of You
Pictures of You
Caroline Leavitt

Synopsis: This novel is about a young woman, Isabelle, who en route to leaving her husband gets into a serious car accident with another woman leaving her own husband.  Following the accident, resulting in the death of the other woman, Isabelle must come to terms with her life, as well as the lives of those affected by the death.  
Review: This book was incredible.  I loved how it switched between Isabelle, the husband of the woman who died, and his son.  The entire story was inspiring, had a wonderful message, and while maybe a little far fetched, and had a surprising message!
Rating: 4/5

The Paris Wife: A Novel
The Paris Wife
Paula McLain

Synopsis: This novel follows Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, and her life married to one of the world's best writers.  It tells of her life of a child, her marriage to Hemingway, their arrival in Paris, and the birth of their child.  
Review:  This book is even better then the reviews tell you it is.  It's easy to fall in love with Hadley and her wild lifestyle.  It's fascinating to hear of her relationships with Paris socialites and how she went out frequently with the Fitzgerald's.  It's also easy to begin to feel bad for her. 
Review: 5/5

What are you reading?  Anything good?
Let me know :)

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  1. I love books, don't you? I'm actually not reading anything this second... I just finished my book before I started reading blogs. :) It's a ghost story called "Deep and Dark and Dangerous" by Mary Downing Hahn... I've read it before, though. This was, what, my ninth time? Tenth? ;)

  2. I just started reading The Catcher in the Rye and was surprised at how much I enjoy it so far since I'm not a huge fan of classic books.

  3. hello there! i'm new. ;D

    { much love for the shout-on on my yoga mat post! xo! }

  4. awesome--i'll definitely have to check out that first book!

    (ps: i got the phone cover at the apple store--it's kate spade).

    hope you're having a great weekend!

  5. I cannot thank you enough. Can I send you a handdrawn book sticker as my thanks?

    Caroline Leavitt


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