UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Writer's Workshop: A compelling book & My Orca Fear story....

5.) Where does that fear come from? Write about something that frightens you that other people might find ridiculous. Write about it in a poem, a story, or whatever.

I was going to write about a crazy fear of mine, but then I remembered that I already did that for a Mama Kat prompt... CLICK HERE to read about my irrational fear of Orca Whales.  Other than my recent PPD post it has the most views, I guess it's pretty funny.  So go read it for a laugh!

2.) What book captured your heart? Write about why the first book you loved is the first book you loved.

So instead I decided to write about a book that captured my heart.  It's funny because this book wasn't a huge love story, or some big thriller that sucked me in and I just had to know what happened.  It was a odd and witty book that I think about rereading often.  It took me a couple months to get through, I was just finishing it when I met Kris actually.  I asked a lady at the Powell's book store what book she suggested reading and this was her pick.  It was huge, and I mean huge as in small print and 624 pages huge and it was much more expensive than any book I planned to buy.  So I kept it in mind and bought something else.  A week later this book, brand new with a recipt still tucked inside it, showed up as a "left on board" item on an aircraft I met.  I snagged it - people who fly out never come back for books!  I was thrilled, it was like fate telling me to read this book! 

In short it's about a man who loses his cat, his job and his wife.  He goes on a search for his wife and cat and meets a slew of interesting characters along the way.  A chain of events follow that prove that his seemingly mundane boring life is much more complicated than it appears.  The man character meets pyschic sisters and ends up in the bottom of a well for sometime, he also meets a soldier who witnessed the massacres on the Chinese mainland at the beginning of the Second World War.  Interesting I tell ya, interesting!  The book is set in Japan and some of the characters names are hard to guess at, but it didn't stop me from enjoying it.  It's sometimes hard to follow but somehow it really sucks you in.  I was just captivated and couldn't stop reading it.  I would suggest it to anyone who really does enjoy reading. 

I even went on to read 2 other books by the same author.  Both shorter and not nearly as compelling. 

Mama's Losin' It

4 comments:

Pumpkin Delight said...

Sounds like a great book. The # of pages is daunting, but I'll have to add it to my list of "must reads". Thanks for the review.

stopped by from mama kat's

Shelley said...

I love a good book! It makes me want to just sit and read all day when you find a book you really enjoy! I read the Orca post too :-)

Simply Valorie said...

Oooh, that sounds super interesting! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Mary said...

I love to read... I'll have to check this book out!

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