Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Awakening first thoughts...

I am currently at Chapter 8 and have already marked a few parts that I wanted to comment on. My initial reactions are, it's okay and I think I am at a point where it is starting to pick up. I am not quite a fan of the style of writing, where the author tells you how/what the character is as opposed to "showing." I don't want to be told the character is engaging or whatever. SHOW it to me.

The first quote that I marked that I wanted to share is this..

"They were women who idolizeed their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themsleves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels." pg. 22

I've never understood this. I can't imagine living life like that. No matter what I am my own person. Obviously, I do not have children but I am married and I am not all about taking care of my husband all the time.

"In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an indvidual to the world within and about her." (pg 33)

Is it bad that my thought was, IT'S ABOUT TIME.. ;)

"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding he body in its soft, close embrace." (pg. 34)

This was just a beautiful line. I like how Chopin descibes the sea as seductive. It summed up how I feel near the ocean. It's beauitful, easy to stare at and erase all worries.

A new word...

This word I had to look up because I had no idea.
befurbelowed - Furbelows are are flounces or elaborate trim on a dress or skirt. Befurbelowed means to be dressed up in particulary fancy cloth

Anyone else have any quotes they've marked so far? Who has started reading? What do you think? Any questions? Comments.. Anything at all.. start a discussion in the comments! :)

7 comments:

Kelly said...

I have the book but am still finishing another book before I start. I think that woman is going to annoy me a bit, I'd second the "it's about time!" statement!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I bought the book this weekend and need to get started on it. I'm in the middle of another book, but it's 800+ pages, so I think i need to set it aside when I get to the next major break and start on Awakening!

stacybuckeye said...

I'm getting ready to start. I'm excitedto see how well it's held up since I read it in college.

Anais said...

LOL what a weird word!!! Totally adding that to my repertoire ;)

Book Snob said...

The Summoning was only okay and I thought I would like it more. But I will probably still read the Awakening. I hope it gets better and more exciting. I also really like your blog design.

Kelly said...

So I started Awakening today and I don't know if it's getting me so far. I probably shouldn't have Things my Daughters should know sitting next to my bed tempting me haha

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds interesting. I like how you take notes and post as you go. I put post it notes in my books to remember what I want to discuss in my reviews.