Wednesday, May 12, 2010

American Wife Check in...

Who is reading?

Are you liking what you read so far?

How far into the book are you?

I remember when I read it, my favorite part of her life was her childhood/teen years... I also enjoyed her younger married years.

Any complaints?

Any favorite quotes?

I like this excerpt..

"I did not care if Ella went t Princeton, if she was exceptionally pretty, if she grew up to marry a rich man, or really if she married at all - there were many incarnations of her I felt confident I could embrace, a hippie or a housewife or a career woman. But what I did care about, what I wanted most fervently, was for her to understand that hard work paid off, that decency begat decency, that humility was not a raincoat you occasionally pulled on when you thought conditions called for it, but rather a constant way of existing in the world, knowing that good luck and bad luck touched everyone and none of us was fully responsible for our fortunes or tragedies. Above all, I wanted my daughter to understand that many people were guided by bitterness and that it was best to avoid these individuals - their moods and behavior were a hornet's nest you had no possible reason to do anything other than bypass and ignore." - American Wife

I really like this ideal and really wish it was me, instead of the bitter ole hag that I am!


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I really like that part of the book too! It's a great little reminder. ;)
I hope everyone who is reading is enjoying AW! I wish I hadn't just re-read it last month! Ha! Instead I'm reading about the real Laura Bush!
Happy reading, everyone!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I finished the book on my plane ride home today. I quite literally devoured it. I thought it was a wonderful book. Probably one of the best books I've read this year. i could not put it down!

I have a bunch of quotes flagged... and a guest post I could probably do for you if you'd like? Like later this week once I get caught up from being gone on vacay!