February 17, 2012

Book Club Hangover.

I have a book club hangover... not from alcohol... but from laughing so hard, eating way too much finger food, and staying up so late last night. My sides are sore, my mind is tired, and I keep replaying conversations over and over in my head...

Per usual, we hit every topic ranging from incredibly embarrassing to desperately sad, and all the in-between.  I cried from laughing and from being sad for a friend... all in the same 3 minutes...

That's when you know it's been a good book club.

Oh, and the book...


It was AMAZING!  Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. I was really concerned that it would be too sad, but I thoroughly enjoyed every word. Getting inside the head of each character is a whirlwind to say the least, but it leaves you piecing clues together, re-reading sections to make sure you caught even the smallest piece of information, and laughing/crying on every other page... 

Although I'm a major Tom Hanks fan, I'm scared to see the movie because I'm afraid it will ruin the image that is in my head. We'll see... But let's be honest, if other people are going, and there's a 42 oz soda and a large bucket of popcorn on the line... I'll be there.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!  If you've read the book or seen the movie tell me what you think!

mae mae


3 comments:

Danielle said...

I want to see the movie too but I'm afraid I'll cry the entire time!

Cait Emma said...

bah! i'm so so glad you read it! this is one of my all-time favorite books!!! so good :0)

Dionne said...

I will have to check that book out. I always like a new book to look forward to.