Man... I wanted to love this book so hard. The cover (look at that cover!) and the description convinced me that I would love this book without question. A modern re-telling of Snow White? A story about a family "passing" as white for generations? Sign me up! I even purchased it for a friend before I read it... just KNOWING that she would love it and I'd be hopping right onboard that train to WhoNeedsSleepImReadingville with her. Except... newp. While I appreciated the
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez A friend gave this to me, one of her favorite books, a few years ago. As I knew this was a life changing book, I wanted to be sure I read it when I had the time and energy to really concentrate on it. So I started reading it. In fact, I started reading it when I found out Marquez had passed away. And then I stopped. In the mad scramble to pick up in anticipation of company, I had put the book back up on the bookshelves
And the world loses another great. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87 after a long illness.
In his honor, I will be putting down The Goldfinch for the time being and finally get around to reading One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Go here for more about his extraordinary life #gabrielgarciamarquez #onehundredyearsofsolitude #goodbye
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I poured lots of Captain Morgan into my eggnog with my father-in-law, I ate my weight in my mother-in-law's famous cinnamon buns and I received gift cards that will enable me to continue my Starbucks and Sephora addictions.I also got some awesome book-y presents from people who know me well. Figured I'd share! And as a bonus, here are a few pics of Lorelai opening her own bookish gifts from Santa Claus! I think they were a hit (th