Tuesday, August 25, 2015

the lover

So this was difficult...prompt number 10 on my 45 by 45 list read at least 3 books.  During the summer I checked out a book and really didn't make the time to read.  I let it be overdue and as a good citizen paid my fine.  But just as the movie marathon I thought "come on Claudia you are almost there!"  I mean the first step was checking the book out right?  So I renewed it and gave it another chance.  I tried reading while Emma napped but didn't really worked out. The picture below I took the very first day I checked it out back in July, you can see Emma in the background still in napping in her baby swing. I found out that the best time for reading for me was at night right before bed when everyone was asleep.  It was so nice the house was quiet and I could really concentrate.  I also read bit and pieces right after I dropped off Xavi. This was at Sophia's schools parking lot she listened to music, Emma slept and I read...we made it work out.

The book was titled "The lover" an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.  The story of a French's girl's life in Indochina, her affair with a Chinese millionaire, her relationship with her mother and two brothers are all intertwined and filled with pain, love, hate and fear.  I won't deny that it was a difficult read for me.  At times I found myself lost and had to re read again. I did enjoy the book which was also made into a movie and plan to watch it soon.  

Two more books to go on this goal.  Any good books you've read recently?  This was a short book so I guess I was lucky too!


  1. So glad you read it!! You'll have to let me know what you think of the movie version when you see it, too.

    I read when everyone else is asleep, too. :)

    1. Definitely the best time! can't wait to see the movie I will let you know :)

  2. Finding time to shower is difficult enough when there's a baby in the house, let alone read; I applaud you!
    One of the best I've read lately is 'All The Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr. It's about a blind girl who is just a bit older than Sophia, during World War II. That's all I'm going to say about it, other than it was an incredible read.

    1. lol! yes, I barely wet the back of my knees when I shower ha! I'll look into that book!

  3. This sounds like an entertaining story! It is fun seeing a book brought to life in a movie and how different it is than you imagine in the book. I need to start reading again.


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