Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Weekly Update #19

78. Read the following books:
• One Twilight book
Memoirs of a Geisha
• Catcher in the Rye
• Gone With the Wind
• Bridge to Teribithia

I finished Memoirs of a Geisha the day after I posted my last update. It was a very beautiful book, though harsh. Of course, a geisha's life was harsh and not all about tea and kimonos. I think the biggest shock I had at the differences between the movie and the book was Mameha. In the movie, she is very sweet and kind. She's also kind in the book, but... it's hard to describe. She's kind for a geisha, but she's still rather strict, and rather harsh sometimes. I guess she had to be, considering the lifestyle. :-/

I really enjoyed the book, but unlike so many people who love the book and despise the movie, I still love the movie. It's a beautiful film with a beautiful story of a little girl overcoming all the odds that were against her and having her dearest dreams come true. The cherry blossom party incident still upsets me, but I guess it's a small price to pay.

Anyway, I should really get a library card and start reading some of these other books.


Maria Sondule said...

In my opinion Twilight is really good and so is Bridge to Teribithia. Very sad though... I wish you luck with your other books! :-)

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