Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yeah, I'd jump off a cliff too

Lately (or maybe always, who knows) it seems like there are a lot of popular books that everyone is loving (thus the popularity) but that don't sound at all good to me when I read the review or synopsis or whatever. But then I figure if that many people like the book, there's obviously something behind that and probably I should suck it up and read the book too. (Does that make me a follower?)

Said sucking it up occurs, and lo and behold, I usually do like the book too.
The most recent example of this would be The Hunger Games trilogy. The synopsis on Amazon did not sound at all good, but I decided to give the books a try and ended up reading all three of them in less than a week.

The book in point at this exact moment though, happens to be Water for Elephants.
For many months now, I've heard and read nothing but good reviews. But the premise of the book is not at all appealing to me. Circuses aren't particularly interesting or awesome to me. I mean, even the flashy-ness of a circus show (as a spectator) doesn't interest me, much less the real, unglamorous behind the scenes side of it.

However, all these good reviews cannot possibly be wrong.
So if everybody else is doing it, Megan will too.

I bought the book for my kindle tonight and will start reading it whenever I can summon up enough interest. I'll let ya know how it is.

What about you? Have you read it? Your review??


  1. you should like it! I didn't think it was the greatest thing ever, but I thought the story was nicely wrote and researched. I agree with you about the circus scene but it was more of the setting and did not over power the underlying story! Enjoy girl!

  2. I haven't read the book but I thought Reese Witherspoon was gorgeous in the preview for the movie. :) The movie actually looked really good too so I'd been thinking about reading the book. Let me know if its worth it or a waste of time! :)

  3. To answer from your comments...
    I want to make my own baby food! I'm not exactly sure how you do it though...what have you done? Do you use fresh, frozen, or canned foods? (obviously for like, sweet potatoes I'm assuming fresh). If I have a blender & not a food processor will that work? How do you store them? So many questions!!!

    Can't believe this weekend is 6 months for Isabelle! Crazy!

    And yes, I'll go a little wild and post about the retreat sometime :)

  4. I haven't read the book. I love reading, but I am just not great at it. I don't retain large amounts of information for long unless I use it. I like to read when I have time to sit down and read...which I don't have much of lately. I can't wait to hear what you think though.

  5. If you like it, I'll probably read it :)

  6. Loved it SO MUCH that I didn't want it to end! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons


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