Sunday, December 30, 2012

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

I recently reread this book. I bought the book one day, a few years ago, and read it right away. It's a quick read -anybody who has seen it will know why. Basically each page is a new note left on the refrigerator between mother and daughter.

Although, I loved the book, and was impressed the author was able to make me feel the way I did with essentially 'notes' and no actual dialogue or action. The situation in the book was heart breaking, and I hope never to experience it. Although, I also hope to never have to live in a house with somebody and never have an actual conversation with them other than notes on a fridge. Saying that, I do have to remember that they talked, I just didn't see it. I was only shown certain glimpses of their lives.

I'm sure I'll read it again. As I said, it's easy to get through. It's kind of like watching a sad movie. When I feel like I need a cry, I can read it.

I've already read something else by her as well, so she's won me over. So far, it looks like she just writes for young adults. I'd be interested in reading something for adults.

Just some trivia, she also writes from Saskatchewan, and I'm pretty sure she's married to Yann Martel. What an interesting household that would be to grow up in. Almost magical.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

I read this a while ago. It's pretty terrible that I procrastinate from writing about books I write. It's my own blog, and I shouldn't have to procrastinate something I choose to do.

So... Life of Pi.  I've been hearing about this book for a while, and thought it was finally time to read it. I especially wanted to read it before the movie came out. (Which it now has.)

It took me a while to get into it, but from what I've heard, I'm not the only person to feel like that. I was intrigued from the start, but still didn't get to the point where I couldn't put it down until half way through. I was a bit disappointed by the end of the book, but that's because of the way I think.

I would like to read other books by him, just to learn more about his writing. I also, will admit, I want to see the movie. There were some moments in the book, that I couldn't imagine, but I'd like to see how somebody else saw it. I'm not really looking forward to the goriness in the movie, I'm sure there will be some, as there was in the book. I different kind of gore than I'm used to... animals against animals. Somehow, I'm more immune to human violence, but not so much to animals hurting each other or getting hurt.

Anyway, I don't know if I'll read it again, but I'll read others by him, I'm sure. Plus, he's a Saskatchewan author, and that's awesome!