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Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep
By S. J. Watson
Harper Collins Publishing

I had this book sitting on my pile since the novel came out. I didn't know what to expect. I heard it was coming out as a movie for quite some time. But, I didn't watch the trailer. So, I just went for the ride.  Before I Sleep, takes place in Birmingham, England. The story open with Christine waking up to a strange man in her bed. Going to the bathroom and in horror, thinking she is a younger woman.  Which is not true, she is almost 50.  She has amnesia and can't recall anything each morning. When she wakes up, she has to go through the same stressful routine, who is the man lying next to her each morning? . She doesn't remember a thing, day to day.  She has to write in a journal to recall what happened the day before. Kind of reminds me of what happened in the movie, if you recall Groundhog's Day.  The character keeps reliving the day over and over again.
 When she flips through the pages in the begi…

38th Ave. Diva Book Club: Art forger

I already did my review on the Art Forger. I am going to post our book club thoughts on the novel. Some members liked it, some didn't. One member told us she thought it was too detailed.

For me I enjoyed reading about the history of the Gardner Museum, the heist, the artist, the process of the artist, and the process of forgeries. I never thought, and most of us thought the same thing. We didn't realize the process. But, now that we thought about it. It makes sense. To make a forgery, you need to make the canvas and the paint look old.   Most of us thought about what is really hanging at the museums? Are they really the real masterpiece? Is it a forgery? Even the experts can be fooled.  Can we deceive? or is it real?

For the first time, I did something different for the book club. I never thought about doing this. Doing a powerpoint presentation. This won't work for every book club. But, if for instance the history, the art pieces, the museum. It was wonderful, I thought…