Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1
on Tuesday, May 9, 2006
I tried to read this one; got about half way through. Just not my cup of tea. I'm sure it will appeal to someone else. I will be offering this to the BXER's at the meetup tonight. If it is not chosen, I will place it on the shelves at the Dublin Starbucks.
Just the title alone was enough to make me grab this one. Thanks! :)
I enjoyed this book. The title sounded like chick-lit to me, and I thought it would be a light, comic read, but it’s not. It’s not a downer, either, but definitely more “Ya-Ya Sisterhood” than “Bridget Jones.” It’s a saga spanning several decades of the lives of five women who form a book club, and the story of their friendship, and their lives. These women are the same generation as my own mother, so parts of the book (especially “The Seventies”) was interesting to me in the ways it reminded me of my own childhood – the cultural things and world events that were happening. On the whole, I found it very “real” – an interesting mix of characters and the challenges they face – infidelity and divorce, domestic abuse, the Vietnam war. And the central “thread” of the story deals with the woman who believed her own childhood was so loathsome that she created an entire fantasy past for herself. It wasn’t amazingly good or profoundly moving, but it was interesting and kept me reading until the end. 7/10
Journal Entry 4
Athan Downs Park in San Ramon, California USA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Released 15 yrs ago (9/12/2006 UTC) at Athan Downs Park in San Ramon, California USA
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Releasing at homeschooler's picnic.
I loved this! It was hard to put down! Thanks for passing this around!
CAUGHT IN SAN RAMON CA US