I finished Committed. As much as I have decided I don't really like Elizabeth Gilbert, I did learn some things about relationships and the nature of marriage from this novel. For example, the idea that society doesn't create the rules, but the two people in the relationship do sticks with me. I think I often get lost in what I think society expects out of my relationships instead of just focusing on what works for me and how to make a stronger relationship based on what works for me.
I am now reading Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Here is a side note, when I was a child I thought Ann-Marie was the most beautiful name in the universe. Every doll I owned, every character I played was named Ann-Marie. I think it's because the little girl in All Dogs go to Heaven has that name? And everything about that character was fascinating to me. I digress.
So Fall on Your Knees is living up to it's reputation so far. I have finished the first part and I couldn't put it down. In fact, I would rather be reading it then writing, but don't want to get into anything that I won't be able to walk away from. This book is on the 1001 books you should read before you die list. And I am super stoked that the author is Canadian AND the novel takes place in Nova Scotia! Yeah Canada!
This book was also part of Oprah's book club and she too endorsed it with rave reviews (or someone on her staff did and Oprah merely regurgitated the well-read staff member's opinions). I haven't read any fiction lately that has been as absorbing as this. I recommend this. Hurry up and read it and then comment here so we can talk about it! Or if you are in Calgary, this is the GirlTalk Event's Food and Fiction selection this month. So you could sign up and talk with me in person about it at the end of the month.
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