Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Review #1

Okay, Bloggers! Let's get back to work! Hope all is well with Everyone!

I don't know if I ever shared that I love to read. I take hiatus' from time to time becasue I get consumed in books and can't do anything else (as if I will finish anything anyway LOL)

I recently downloaded top read lists from 1997 t0 2007, including some of Oprah's Books Lists then checked out as many as were available at the library.

In 2010, I plan to regular book reviews. Not too long - just my two cents.

Book Review #1

Currently reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Notice the turquoise background on book - I knew it'd be good :)

You may remember James Frey from the Oprah drama, because The Smoking Gun exposed him for fabricating parts of his book, when it was marketed as a memoir. Read about what happened here.

He incorporated the experience in an excerpt in his recent book, Bright Shiny Morning. No wonder Oprah called and apologized.

My Two Cents:
Oprah's TV ego was bruised and she did him wrong. Who gives a damn if he embellished! (yes, i cussed and may do it again *eye roll*...books hype me up)

It was still his story. The book is GENIUS! I love the way it is written - with the random capitalization and lack of punctuation in dialogue.

It is intriguing, compelling and captivating, and, I'm sure, inspiring to other addicts.

Questions for You:

  • Have you read AMLP? If so, what are your thoughts?
  • If not, what are you reading right now?
  • What is on your reading list for 2010?
  • Will you join me in a literary journey in 2010?

Happy Reading!


Mrs. Chic said...

I love James Frey Books! I'm reading him backwards right now, I read his third book 'Bright Shiny Morning' nonstop. Then two weeks ago I picked up 'My Friend Leonard' I LOVED both books

Next I'm going to read A Million Little Pieces. I think he's a great writer and I like his style of writing

Symone's Mommy said...

You ARE reading it backwards! Leonard picks up after AMLP. AMLP is absolutely amazing. I didn't think I could get that into a book about addiction. Just shows, a good book is a good book.

Tamstyles said...

girl you said damn...i do alot worse...LOL....i recall all that went down with this book but have not read...i may still though.

Dayka said...

I haven't read it, but I will join you in your journey this year! I love fiction, but am currently reading "The Road LEss Traveled", by M. Scott Peck, MD. I actually read some of it years ago, but didn't read the whole thing, so I found a copy at the thrift store and started at the beginning this time. It's funny how books speak differently to you depending on where you are in your life. I also picked up another one from the thrift store today called "the air between us," by deborah johnson. i hope it's good . . . .

thanks for the email!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I've never read it - but would like too see what all the buzz is about. I'm always trying to incorporate new books into 2010 so I'm excited to read your reviews!

Katelin & Shaun said...

I have not read AMLP but I will definitely pick up a copy this weekend. I'm reading Ford County by John Grisham & Katelin is reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy( not for school... for fun).

Happy New Year! :)

Mrs. Chic said...

LOL - yup I'm reading it way backwards...I do that with movies and books too. I watch the movie then read the book.

I couldn't put my Friend Leonard down, I'm sure you'll like it too