Monday, June 4, 2007

Margo's List

This looks like fun, so I have joined in :)

Chocolat by Joanne Harris - I chose this book as it’s a book that I really loved. I can relate to the main character in this book, having the same beliefs to her. I loved reading how she tried to be accepted by the community and I loved reading about the friendships she built. This book is about how Vianne Rocher moves to a French Town, opening a Chocolat shop opposite a Church. She has a hard time trying to convince the locals she means well.

Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews - I have chosen this book, because I can relate to the children in this novel. Having to deal with a stepmother as I grew up, who unfortunately wasn't very kind to us. I could relate to what the children were going through. I've heard before that this book is based on true events, but I don't think it is. It's about how a mother moves her family to her mothers after her husband has died. Her mother hates her grandchildren and locks them away in the attic for years, hiding them, hoping to keep them a secret. The children are left to fend for themselves and are treated badly.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory - I chose this book, as I love reading about Mary Boleyn. In this book, Mary just wants to go home to Hever, away from court life and have a quiet life. I can relate to wanting to be at home with the children. This book is based on Historical events which have been put into a fiction novel. Mary Boleyn was one of Henry VIII's Lovers.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella - I chose this book as it was a book I really laughed at. It made me really happy one time when I was feeling unwell. It's my favourite Sophie Kinsella book, the character is a bit dizzy, & I have to admit I can be a bit dizzy myself! In this book, Samantha finds herself walking out of her job after making a career mistake and finds herself taking a job as a Housekeeper, except Samantha doesn't even know how to cook!

Shrine by James Herbert - I chose this book because it scared the socks off me! It gave me nightmares. When I was about 10 years old my mum let me watch The Exorcist, ever since I've had this thing about possession. It terrifies me lol. It's about a young girl (deaf-mute) who claims to be able to see a Lady who is the Immaculate Conception, it isn't long before people realize she isn't.


tinylittlelibrarian said...

I just read The Queen's Fool and have been wanting to read The Other Boleyn Girl, so thanks for the excuse! :)

Undomestic Goddess is fun, too - I chose it for my book club. They count on me for fluff - we have several members who enjoy dreary stuff, so I'm the comic relief!

Dewey said...

I'll have to add Chocolat to my list. I've been meaning to read that for so long.

Jill said...

Oh goody, now I have an excuse to read more Sophie Kinsella! =)


alisonwonderland said...

i loved The Undomestic Goddess - and at second thought, it would have been a good book "about me"! :P

Margo. said...

Tinylittlelibraian; You are in for a treat if you do read The Other Boleyn Girl. It's by far better than The Queens Fool imo.

Madame Rubies said...

Flowers in the Attic is the first "Grown Up" book I clearly remember reading. I then read every V C Andrews I could get my hands on.