I don't believe that one can really do a proper book review unless one is in the midst of the book itself, which is why I am revisiting my old friends.
I have read several emotionally charged and moving stories and I think they deserve to be shared. I want to tell about what I learned and what I loved about each book; the writing, the characters, the tears, the anger... and I don't feel as if I can do them justice unless they are freshly in my mind.
Some books have a deeper meaning to me and offer a wider range of additional topics of which I can write about. Others are simply captivating stories but are no less deserving of sharing because of the remarkable draw that the story or adventure had on me.
In all books that I wish to share there is substance and growth. They effect me and they stick with me.
You know how when you read a book and the characters are so real that you love them? They stay with you throughout the years of your life and sometimes you think of them as if they were a real person. These books deserve to be talked about. It's one thing for me to read a good book but I would like to do them justice and write about why I loved them.
So that is why I am going to start doing book reviews. Some may bridge off into other topics and some may just be about the book itself.
I am beginning with The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant.
What are some books that you wish to share? What is the most recent book that moved you?