Some Shopping, Food and a Good Book

Friday, June 17, 2011

It’s not that I do not have any work to accomplish. It’s just that I have prioritized pleasure over business this week. I shopped for some new blouses, accessories and sexy corsets. I also found time to eat some food that I have been craving for these past days. Moreover, Idid finish a book entitled Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.

A friend from the university suggested it last week and it is a good thing that I was able to find an e-book version of the said read. He has good words for the book and even though it was my first encounter with the said author, I thought of giving her a try. In the book’s jacket one can read:

Revolution BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

As I try to make good use of my time, I say that this book did not disappoint me. It is that kind of read that is very hard to put down. Since I have read the book’s synopsis, I already have expectations and speculations on how and when things might happen. It’s a good thing that I do not have Jennifer Donnelly’s mind or else, I would have not read the story until the end. The story is not predictable and I like how in the end, things fell into place. The story of Andi is a story of redemption, while Alex’s story one that tells us that love indeed, conquers all.

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