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phyllis

April 07, 2021, 08:43:45 AM #2490 Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 08:51:53 AM by phyllis
I gave up about half-way through "The Book of Longings" by Sue Monk Kidd.  Just couldn't find a point to it.  The theme has been hashed over by other authors many times.  And better done, in my opinion. 

I turned to "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein and loved that. Spent most of the day reading it.  One of those books that I couldn't put down.  I'll admit that it probably doesn't appeal to everyone but I thought it was terrific, even though it is a sentimental tear-jerker.  I'll try to find the movie though I'm almost always disappointed in the movie made from a favorite book.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Marilyne

Phyllis -  I'm so glad you liked, "The Art of Racing in the Rain".   It was such a warm and uplifting story,  narrated by the wise and wonderful dog,  Enzo!    I loved it,  and now I'm inspired to read and enjoy it all over again.

I have the book here, and I see that I have bookmarked lots of pages - all of which contain passages spoken by Enzo,  about his thoughts on life, and humanity.   One that I especially liked  - "I'm stuffed into a dog's body, but that's just the shell. It's what's inside that's important. The soul. And my soul is very human."

I did see the movie, and of course I was disappointed, as we all usually are by a movie adapted from a good book.  They changed lots of things from the original story, as they always do.  :(   

phyllis

I'm going to listen to you, Marilyne, and pass on the movie.  I liked the book so much I don't want to "muddy" it with a bad movie.  Enzo was such a wise dog.  I hope his human reincarnation was just the same.   :)
phyllis
Cary,NC

CallieOK

[Hello.  Remember me?  ;)

It's been a busier than usual two weeks and, by the time I get around to reading anything....I fall asleep!

Just reading "beach book/chick lit" stuff - most of which I finish in one session.  There are several authors of this kind that I like = even though I know how it all will end - so I decided to print out a list from each author's website and work my way through.

Currently reading Jodi Thomas, Mary Kay Andrews and Nancy Thayer.

I've been reading posts and enjoying your comments.
Now I need to bring my Tablet and Cell Phone up to full charge in case the predicted severe weather actually affects my area tonight (weather gurus can't seem to make up their minds if or when that will happen).

TTYL