Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Goldfinch

After summer classes ended I went straight to my books! Books I actually wanted to read, opposed to books I had to read. It took me 2 1/2 days to finish The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I could not put it down. It's a must read!!!  I don't remember the last time I read a book like that. I'm currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and I'm sure I'll be done with it within the next few days. It's three times as long as Hawkins' novel but definitely worth it. There was a few chapters in Tartt's novel that dealt with losing a parent and it certainly hit a nerve. . .

“But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.”

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