Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's Monday What are you Reading? and Musing Mondays

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

This week, I read Room by Emma Donoghue. 
I really enjoyed the book.  It wasn't a read for a book club, so I didn't really get anyone's take on it, except my daughter-in-law, who read it for her on-line book club.  She said that  people in her book club had some issues with the character, Ma.  They thought she was selfish and horrible--especially after they escaped  (sorry, spoiler alert)  She and I both found that interesting as that wasn't what we got out of it. 

My daughter in law said "  I however thought they were missing the point that this was a woman who had been locked up and raped almost nightly for 7 years. She held it all together for a long time and then I think she reached her breaking point after the interview and the questions about if she was selfish keeping her son."


"I was just surprised at how shallow and surface level they were being about the realities as presented in the book. They seemed to forget that a "ma" was more than a mom and prior to becoming a mom by her rapist she was kidnapped raped, beat, lost a child etc. "

I think maybe because we heard the story thru Jack's voice, people did tend to forget all those horrific things Ma must have gone thru daily.

I'm interested in what YOU think if you read the book?  Were you or others you know  bothered by Ma's actions outside of "Room?"

I also started and finished  "Dead as A Doornail", a Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris.  It was the 5th book in the series.   They are just a nice light read for me.  Although in this book,  not 5, but 6 men all lusted after Sookie. 
You know...that happens so much in my life, that it gets old in books.  (that was sarcasm)  It seemed a bit over the top.  But for the most part I love to pass the day away with a Sookie Stackhouse book.


Musing Mondays is brought to us by Miz B at Should be Reading.

This week’s musing asks…

What book(s) are you most excited about right now? (it can either be something you’re currently reading, or something you just bought, or a book/books that are soon to be published).

Well, I'm very excited to read Jodi Picoult's new book,  "Sing You Home" for lots of different reasons. I just started  it tonight.  And then a book called "Dead Irish" which is an older book (1989) by John Lescroart.  It's a  mystery/suspense, and the beginning of a character series.  The Handyman (my husband)  and I are going to read it at the same time.
The bad part about that?  I'll be done in 2-3 days and it will take him 2-3 weeks.  I want to discuss it with him--so maybe I'll let him start.


Jennifer said...

I have had Room on my shelves for so long now, I keep trying to get to it. I have heard it is quite good. Have a wonderful week! My Monday:

kikifitz said...

I reviewed 'Sing You Home' this week...I found it very disappointing.
on the other hand, I loved 'Room'. and no, I did not dislike Ma. All things considered, I think she did her best in a horrible situation.

Heather said...

You don't have up to six men lusting after you at all times? What's wrong? Slow day?
I hate that in books too. It just seems like lazy storytelling.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I enjoyed ROOM as well. Oh and I cracked up about the 6 men lusting after you in real life too just like Sookie... I too become tired of it but whats a girl to do. :)LOL

Anonymous said...

I think it's sweet that you and your partner get to discuss the books you read :)

Here's my Musing Mondays (March 7) post!

Lisa said...

Great choices in books! Some of my favorites are here. Check out my week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read ROOM for quite awhile...and Sing You Home is a book I just got last week.




bermudaonion said...

I need to get back to the Sookie books!

Debbie said...

I'm also excited to read the new Jodi Picoult, despite some of the so-so reviews. Have a great day!

pussreboots said...

I finished more K to 3 books for my project, some short stories and at last, Kraken. Come see what I'm reading now.

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