Book Reviews

Book Reviews
2011-11-05 03:03
Read Any Good Books Lately?

3 thoughts on “Book Reviews

  1. Yes, I read a very good book lately? “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chavelier. This is part a true story (about the painter Vermeer) but touched me because although it took place in the 1660’s, it seems that not much has changed in the fundamentals of women in the work force. It’s a quick read and worth it as is “The Story of Blima” by Shirley Wachtel about her mother who was in a concentration camp. Among it’s very poignant moments is a scene when you can’t help see the affect on two women crossing paths in their own (but separate) work spheres. Thumbs up to both.
  2. Girl with a Pearl Earring is a book that really takes you into their world… a very thrilling experience. After the first page, I just couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed reading this book!
  3. I recently started reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is a book about a different type of society would everyone must make a choice to live within a group based on only one attribute. You can choose honesty, selflessness, bravery, intelligence, or kindness but you can only choose one. That one choice determines your friends, family, beliefs, and loyalties forever. So far it is an amazingly interesting read that continues to make me think. I am really enjoying it and recommend it.

    One of my favorite quotes so far is – "Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her."

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