Showing posts from December, 2008

Happy New Year:2009

Hoping 2009 will be a good year. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Now lets start reading!!! What are a few books that you plan to read this upcoming year??

I am not listing my best of the best books this year. I only started blogging in June.
But my New Year's resolution in blogging is less blog surfing and more reading, if that is possible. Now I am off to start reading my next book on the pile. People of the Book.

Review :Testimony

Anita Shreve

Before I Start my review. I have not read any Anita Shreve books in years.
Weight Of Water was the first book I read by her. I liked it because the book caused me to do research on the historical background.

Her style of writing of Testimony is totally different than Weight of Water. I enjoy books that stay in your head for awhile and full of controversy. This is a book that you want to sit down and discuss with a group of friends at length.

Hence the reason I joined a book club many years ago. There are a few authors that do that with me. The ones that come to my mind

The book would not have the impact it did if it was a straight narrative. The author wrote the book with each person that was involved either directly or indirectly. Their voices in snippets. Until the end of the book you don't figure out the pieces. The puzzle will then fit together.

Testimony is the story about one scandalous reckless act. Four 18 yr. old boys are drunk and and th…

Belated Merry Christmas

I know it's a bit late but I would like to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas.
I hope everyone had a good christmas with their family and loved ones and friends.

Jewish Lit.. Challenge '09

Here is my post on the Jewish Literature Challenge. I am not posting extensively because it is already on my other blog, Jewish Rantings.

Masterpiece Theater

Masterpiece Theater new upcoming schedule will be showing Charles Dickens in '09.
but first Tess, and Wuthering Heights both book classics in early January, a encore of Jane Austen during the season as well for those of us that were unable to catch it last year. On PBS website
How to start a book/movie discussion group is on the site. If you miss it on television, you can catch it online for a limited time. Check out masterpiece's schedule here. Here is the PBS'site how to start a discussion,and the classic show's of the season here. Just wanted to share to let my reader's know what will be showing this year on masterpiece.

Boy In The Striped ajamas

If you are interested in my thought of the movie read my review on my other blog
Jewish Rantings. If you are interested you may visit the website for the movie here.

Wow! I won A Contest!