Friday, March 30, 2007

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan

10/10 - I read a lot. And because people see me reading all the time, I get lent a lot of books. I'm always grateful that people want to share there favorite books with me, but sometimes I look at the book thinking "Oh boy, here we go again." That's kind of what I thought when Claudia lent me this book. It didn't really look like my kind of thing, although I don't think I could be specific about what my kind of thing is. However, I ended up reading this book in 3 days. I didn't want to put it down. It is so entertaining! Not to mention inspiring. I just love characters that you would just die to meet. Evelyn Ryan is one of those characters. I was overcome that one person could be so clever and infinitely optimistic. Just the thought of having 10 children alone makes me cringe (to be honest), but to also have to deal with poverty and alcoholism. I don't know how I'd manage. I don't know that I could. I raise my Shirley Temple to you, Evelyn! You were one class act.


annelise said...

hey, i ve finished little children. it s an amazing book about desperate neighborhood and boredom.
i m reading the life of pi and i think it may interest you. i ll tell you when i ll finish it

harley said...


I'm glad you liked Little Children. I did read Life of Pi. I loved the beginning, hated the middle, and was dissappointed with the end. I know lots of people loved that book, and I don't want you to think I'm trying to say you won't. Everyone's tastes are different, but that one just really drove me crazy! Thanks for visiting my blog!

harley said...

BTW- I just got Notes on a Scandal from PBS (paperbackswap), but haven't got around to it yet. Have you read Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson? I think you'd really like that one.

Stephanie said...

Okay, I just realized I was logged on under my husband's account. Doh!

annelise said...

read Notes on a scandal!!! it s an amazing book. reallly strange but good. i m still liking life of pi but i m just around the middle. kind of strange.
i havent read gods in alabama but i keep it in mind for later.
have a nice day
see you later