Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Water for Elephants

I finally finished my book! Before Drew arrived, I'd read books weekly, sometimes I might have even read one in a weekends time. But I knew once my little guy arrived, it would be a different story.

But, I had started this novel I believe at the end of March. I wanted to read one more book before Drew arrived. I'd started reading it, but things were just so crazy the weeks before he arrived. Also, the little bugger decided to come two weeks early. So, Water for Elephants sat on my nightstand looking up at me under the baby monitor waiting to be finished. No big deal. I figured I'd get to it someday.

Then, I signed up for museum shifts at the college I work for. After I took the shifts, I realized I can finish my book! Yeah! So, after two Sundays, working in the museum, its now completed.

Yeah, I had to refresh my memory from the earlier chapters since it was 3 months since I had picked the book up, but no problem. I was back in the flow of the story in no time. What a story at that!

The novel was written with such detail, you feel like one of the workers on the back lot of a run down circus who wanted to live up to the hype of the other great circuses back in the day. Yes, the book touched upon what could be considered the dark, behind the scenes of a circus, but it was very entertaining and heart warming at the same time. It gives new meaning to "running away with the circus".

It was a great read!


Chillygator said...

I read that book in two days on various trains around Spain (I had a lot of train time. A lot!) and loved it. Aside from a few scenes that I could have done without, but oh well (o: Now I just need to find something gripping to read for my next plane ride.

Brooke said...

I am so excited that you read this book too! I never read books and I totally read this one and loved it! Of course...It took me a lot longer than I am sure it took you. I was very proud of the 2 months it took me to get through it. Loved it though and immediately started a new one!