Interstellar Adventures

January 24, 2007

Reading in lieu of Sleep

Filed under: It's Me, Lass,Rants & Opinions — by InterstellarLass @ 10:15 am

I’ve never been more happy with a book I just picked up and thought might be interesting. Last night at about 12:30 am, I finished Love Walked In. I didn’t mean to stay up so late. But once I got close to the end I couldn’t just put it down. It was getting too good. And when it was done, I didn’t want it to be over.

The first thing I liked about this book was the way the story was told from two perspectives. Each chapter switched between the two characters, Cornelia, written in first-person narrative, and Clare, written in third-person. The second thing I liked was that, despite the title, this was not a story focused on romance. Rather it focused on relationships. The descriptions of the characters are so vivid. The really come alive with each chapter. The author’s writing style is smooth and quick, which made it an easy read. Some of the plot was slightly predictable, but there are a few curve balls the author throws in to keep you wondering just a little. You’re more hoping that something will happen than knowing it will happen. There was a point in the story where I actually started to cry with sadness, and another point where I cried with happiness. When a book can make me cry, you know it’s got to be good. Each of the characters in the book are so well developed and you really get to know each one personally.

Marisa de los Santos will definitely be on my ‘watch list’. And there’s supposedly a movie in the works. Evidently Sarah Jessica Parker loved the book so much, she’s producing it. Now, I’m not a big fan of hers, and I’m not sure I can see her playing the character of Cornelia, but I think this book has the potential to make a great film.

I actually don’t have anything sitting on my bedside table to read next! What will I do?!? C’mon. Help me out. Tell me what you’ve read recently that I should read next!

11 Comments »

  1. Let’s see. You could read The Speed of Dark, which I just finished. Perhaps, The Light Side of Damnation by our mutual friend Mr. Lee. You might even enjoy book one of the Dresden Files, seeing as you kinda liked the show. Book’s much better.

    Reading, It’s fantastic! Remember kids, stay in school.

    Comment by Nick — January 24, 2007 @ 10:38 am |Reply

  2. I’ve been reading “Diary of a Young Musician” (for the last 3 months…slowly, since I’m busy all the time).

    I met the guy through a friend of a friend’s H.S. teacher’s, roommate’s, uncle’s sister…or something like that

    We talked at a function and he said “Hey! You should read me book”. And now I am.

    It interesting.

    Comment by creative-type dad — January 24, 2007 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  3. I love the satisfaction of finishing a book. Especially if you didn’t want it to end. My book club has read the following: Winkie and 13 Moons. Winkie is a fun book, 13 Moons was written by the guy that wrote Cold Mountain. Running with Scissors is crazy and funny. I’m in the middle of two books right now. The Alchemist…lots of good messages in this one and Suite Francaise…a story about the German invasion of Paris in WWII. The writer is a fascinating woman who fled Russia to Paris and was ultimately captured by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz where she died.

    Sorry about the job thingy…that just means there is an even better job waiting for you!

    Comment by carnealian — January 24, 2007 @ 11:41 am |Reply

  4. This sounds good, i’ll have to check it out, especially in light of my recent post…come over and share some wisdom! I have to say i’m sorry i’ve been neglecting your blog lately. I’ve been having issues trying to find a new blog surfing schedule..even MY blogging has declined…ugh. I dont do well with changes in my routine..
    as for what i’m reading..that changes daily. I’m reading right now a JD Robb book (that’s Nora Roberts other pen name) she writes about a woman cop in the future Eve Dallas…love the series but would recomend going to the first one and working through it. It’s a treat and my all time fav series.

    Comment by KaraMia — January 24, 2007 @ 12:10 pm |Reply

  5. Um, if I recall, you said you’d never read Capote awhile back. You could always read Breakfast At Tiffany’s 🙂

    Comment by Bone — January 24, 2007 @ 1:14 pm |Reply

  6. I have a pile of juicy books waiting for me to pay attention to them! I’ve been too busy reading boring non-fiction. Have you read Life of Pi? That’s in my TBR pile… I hear it’s good!

    Comment by Marie — January 24, 2007 @ 2:18 pm |Reply

  7. I’ve just finished the devil wears prada, and I’ve just started the learning curve, which I’m loving already!!

    Comment by serendipity — January 24, 2007 @ 3:49 pm |Reply

  8. “Love Walked In” sounds familiar, but I haven’t read it. Might have to check it out now.

    I’m currently reading “The Sweet Hereafter” by… uh… Russell somebody? Russell Banks? Don’t hold me to that, I’m too lazy to go check. The basic story is actually very sad – involving the death of children – but the writing is wonderful, and it’s been recommended to me as “uplifting”, so I had to see for myself.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — January 24, 2007 @ 5:04 pm |Reply

  9. Sorry, I have been so wayward in my reading lately. Although this post makes me want to pick up this book and read it. Thanks for the tip.
    WC

    Comment by writerchick — January 24, 2007 @ 8:38 pm |Reply

  10. last summer i bought about a dozen used books from a fund raising book fair in our city, i’m only half way through them but stopped this winter as i don’t seem to have time to read. the only one that i read that i would actually recommend was one my daughter gave to me that she read for high school english, i think it was places in the heart (about the young woman who has the baby in wal-mart) but i can’t even find it now to give you the proper title.

    Comment by bettersafethansorry — January 25, 2007 @ 8:36 am |Reply

  11. The Liars Club by Mary Karr. 🙂

    Comment by Gypsy — January 29, 2007 @ 1:19 pm |Reply


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