Friday, November 09, 2007

bloggingandbooks


Ok, so to give myself a wee push in the direction I want to go in terms of blogging, I signed up to Nablopomo which is basically encouraging bloggers of the world to write a blog a day for the month of November, and in the process, meet lots of other bloggers with similar interests, which I find quite exciting, but also slightly scary at the prospect of just how much more of my time this has the potential to eat up, so I must be disciplined!

This evening we had bookclub, which I always love. This week we were discussing our thoughts on My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I love the way she writes and how it totally draws me in to feeling the emotions of not only the characters, but how I might feel if I were in a similar situation. To write a book that can cause you to sob is quite amazing, in my mind. I really like books that are emotionally involving, I suppose partly because of the way it takes the attention away from my own life for a little while, not that my life is in anyway bad right now, but there is something wonderfully cathartic about thinking about someone else's life for a little while. (Regardless of the fact that it's fictional.)

I'd love to go into more detail about the thoughts this book provoked in me and why, but I think that may well take a little while as I would need to explain the premise of the book first, to make the picture a bit clearer for you, and right now what I actually need to do is sleep. Maybe that's something I'll write about tomorrow.

3 comments:

Zee said...

Hi! I came over from NaBloPoMo. I'm challenging myself to comment on as many blogs as possible this month as well as post.

The best books are always the ones that make me cry. It's how I can tell I've really gotten into the story.

Happy Posting!

JaniceNW said...

I really got into this book. As a mother who has lost a child, I could relate to both viewpoints in this book. I could see the validity of the mother and the younger daughter. Jodi writes excellent, thought provoking books. I, did, however cry my eyes out in various places. I also have 2 healthy and typically obnoxious teenage boys. I found you at NaBlopomo.

flarii said...

all of her books make me cry

and ive read LOADS of them

o yeah and ive updated my blog at last

first time in 6 months :)..http://dashhdashh.blogspot.com/

byeeeee