@desifink wrote:Thought I'd start a new thread about this instead of continuing to jack the other one...I enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns more than Kite Runner because I could identify more with the story line. Both books were gut-wrenching for me. I couldn't put them down, but I really felt physically sick reading them in places. Very very good books but I've sworn off anything else by Khaled Hosseini - he's just not good for my mental health.Ben Kingsley? I puffy-heart Ben Kingsley. IMO he should draw the big bucks and attention that leading men like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise get and don't deserve.I haven't read The Alchemist but I just looked it up on amazon.com. I'll put it in my list at the library.I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It's one of my new favorite books.*edited for proper formatting of book titles (hangs head in shame)
Message Edited by desifink on 08-08-2008 02:10 PM
@WhirledPeasPlease wrote:I'm glad you started this -- I wanted to mention a book to LouMinotti and you just reminded me of that fact!Lou -- I'm almost finished with Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs. I picked it up thinking it would just be the regular summer fluff, but it's not. It has a 'conspiracy theory' theme and it has me hooked!I've avoided A Thousand Splendid Suns b/c I know I need to be in really 'happy place' to read it -- and I've had way too much to do this summer to spend a week in my pajamas reading something that makes me want to eat ice cream and sleep often. LOL.I know this has been mentioned before, but I wish for everyone to read the book Three Cups of Tea. Just amazing.Next up on the summer reading list? Umm.. I dunno. I have about 8 books left from my last round of book buying.