Saturday, December 10, 2005

Memoirs of a Geisha


What I thought would be another uneventful and boring day at home turned out quite well when my cousin, Angge, let me borrow her book, Memoirs of a Geisha. I spent the whole afternoon reading the book and guess what? I finished it!!!! I've never really done this--reading AND finishing a book, never putting it down (well of course disregard trips to the little girl's room and preparing lunch and dinner)--- since Harry Potter.

I am not really a bookworm, though I encourage my kids to read books (Andee and Diego has a room full of books, but has toys that would fit in one big box altogether, as compared to their cousin whose room is half-filled with toys! ) One of my dreams is actually having a small library where the kids could sit down and read or, in Diego's case, browse through pictures of animals and dinosaurs. Aside from the books their we, their grandma, Tita Angge and others give as gifts, they REALLY enjoyed (thank goodness!!!) World Book's Childcraft which I gave Andee as a kinder graduation gift. Well, going back to Geisha...

I love reading simple, well written books where the author opens my mind and brings me 'inside' and experience what I am reading. Memoirs of a Geisha reminds me of The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck , one of the rare books I enjoyed. Beautiful!

3 comments:

Owen FV said...

im glad you liked Memoirs of a Geisha! Pearl S Buck's book was a good read too!

If you don't mind, I strongly recommend Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

Reia said...

thanks owen! yes it's REALLY beautiful! When my cousin mentioned the movie would be coming soon, I just had to check the website and see the trailer!
I'll look for Angela's Ashes as you recommended. I am just beginning to get into books now that I have more time :-)

kars said...

i'll try to get a copyof that too.