Breaking through the book barrier with The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake got me through my reading funk. Thanks TPSOLC! I finished it a couple of days ago, and it was fabulous. It was quick, original, and I loved the way it flowed. If you want a quick read, get this one. Just don’t try to get it from the library. I was on the hold list at the library when I ordered the book off Amazon. I was 25th out of 39 when I cancelled the hold, and I started out at 41.

Since we’re talking about books we recommend, I just found out that one of my favorites is coming to theaters soon. I loved “Never Let Me Go”, and I’m excited to see the movie. I’m not as excited about Keira Knightley being in it, but they didn’t consult me on the casting. Woe is me.

And that leads me to another book gone movie… “How Starbucks Saved My Life.” Ugh. This was terrible, and I can’t believe someone (Tom Hanks even – I do question his judgment these days) thought it would make a good movie. This was the best review I found:

How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Disappointing Memoir

I tried to find a good book blogger review of it, but I couldn’t find one that didn’t suck up to Michael Gates Gill as if he was the best thing since the pumpkin spice latte.

So, for good reads, skip the Starbucks memoir, but by all means, have a PSL. It’s really good iced, and I bet it would be even better with a slice of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

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