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Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Reader and Book Club

Yesterday the Ladies With Books went to see The Reader for which Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe presentation last night. We had read the book quite a while ago but wanted to see how the movie measured-up to the book. We found that they had changed some things about the book (as they always do). However, overall, we felt it was a good movie based upon the book. It was a good movie but certainly not a story from which you leave feeling "good". The movie is rated "R" and there is good reason for it - nudity - so, if you go, be prepared for that. I would strongly recommend the book though - a very good read!

This week we had Ladies With Books and Erlene's choice for our book was An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination which is a memoir by Elizabeth McCracken. I wish I could recommend this book but I can't. Erlene said it was one of her top ten reads but I couldn't make the same statement. We talked at Book Club about what appeals in a book to one person and makes the book "wonderful" is not necessarily the same for another.

1 comment:

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...I have a debate with some of my gal pals...they'll just gush about a certain movie & I'll squirm until it's over..go figure, huh? Then, I'll gush...& they squirm...LOL ;-) Bo