Monday, March 3, 2008

Book Update:11 books down, 39 to go

I have now read two more books in my book a week challenge.
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Could I have found another pair of books to read closely together that were more opposite than these two? The House of Mirth is one of those literary institutions: beautifully crafted, filled with compelling charcters, and sad. Very sad. Edward Tulane is, well, happy. Imagine it this way: what if the velveteen rabbit had a happy ending? That's what Edward Tulane is. While Wharton's work is all about being lost and unable to accept or find love, DiCamillo's book is all about learning to love. I did enjoy both books and I would recommend them to anyone.

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