Yes. I am interested in running, however I'm not a runner. Doesn't make for a good combination. However I found it interesting to get Mr. Murakami perception on this habit and why he does it for himself. I could use some of his perception to rub off on me.
It's non-fiction and didn't bore the hell out of me.
When he pointed out when you exercise everyday you don't have to worry so much about what you eat.
The narrators. Especially the woman that does Belle. She sounds like Abilene in The Help. Forgive me for not looking it up to verify, but I love the way she reads. She captures the character so well for me. So obviously I really enjoyed Belle's moments in the book.
The one that comes to mind the most is the time when Lucy and Belle became friends. Two women sharing one man and finding a way to become friends and help each other. What a good woman Lucy is. Course this day in age, he'd probably be killed and she'd end up on Snapped or Deadly Women, but in the late 1700's, I admired her for being the bigger person.
Ok. I had to look it up and verify after this question. Yes, I have only listened to Bahni Turpin's performance in the help. Granted it was similar but Belle and Abilene are apart by age and time. They are completed apart from each other. I enjoyed both performances very much. I will have to see what else she has performed on.
I looked up Ms. Cassidy and sadly I have yet to listen to her perform in anything other than The Kitchen House. However, I do have a book in my wish list that she worked on. So luckily I will be able to compare soon.
That's tough. I think I would have to say Lavinia. Since I listened, not sure on the spelling. I feel educationally and historically I would get more information on both sides of society from her as she lived both and in some ways, that was probably harder in life than just having one station in life.
Upper middle. I liked the narration, and i liked the first half of the book more than the second. I found myself losing some interest as it went on. However, because it was like putting a puzzle together and unraveling the mystery is a big plus. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and of course I didn't until the end of the book.
I would have to say Bad Glass. It was very strange. All these anomalies going on around you, mysteries messages, things not making sense, and also I lost interest in the second half of this book as well.
That it struck such an emotional chord with its readers. Young unconditional love. Thats a rare gift not everyone gets to experience.
Augustus Waters is the most memorable part of the book. He would be the perfect man for me, if I were 16 years younger.
She captured the emotions of the character. Her despair, her love, her sadness. I heard it all in her voice and it broke my composure.
The entire book moves me, it is now one of my favorites. I will recommend it highly to all my friends.
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