Playing along with Boof’s 40 Day Book Challenge, her next question is:
8) A book that blew me away
I’m not sure how to define “blew me away.” I’ve read books where the ending was a total surprise and I’ve been a basket case (“My Sister’s Keeper,” “Beatrice & Virgil“), but although I feel “blown away” I never like that feeling. I feel manipulated and left with a negative feeling towards the book.
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathon Safron Foer is a beautifully written book that “blows me away” without manipulating my emotions. It could be because of Oskar’s personality guiding me through the book… it’s just such a good book.
#8 on my list was to “Have Dinner Parties” which I am pretty good at. I love to entertain and sometimes use it as a way to “experiment with new recipes” (see #7) but often it is less about the food and more about the fellowship, in which case we order in. I should plan another soon!
Off to read!