>It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 11, 2011


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a chance for all to share what they accomplished readingwise last week and what their reading plans are for the week. Join in with Sheila at Book Journey so we can see what you are up to!

I didn’t get quite as much read last week as I had hoped but as Meatloaf sings (much better than I) “two out of three ain’t bad.”

I finished Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and Sundays at Tiffany’s. Still on my list for this week is Little Princes.

The only other book I am adding for this week is Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir

One summer day, Margaux Fragosa meets Peter Curran at the neighborhood swimming pool, and they begin to play. She is seven; he is fifty-one. When Peter invites her and her mother to his house, the little girl finds a child’s paradise of exotic pets and an elaborate backyard. Her mother, beset by mental illness and overwhelmed by caring for Margaux, is grateful for the attention Peter lavishes on her, and he creates an imaginative universe for her, much as Lewis Carroll did for his real-life Alice.

In time, he insidiously takes on the role of playmate, father and lover. Charming and manipulative, Peter burrows into every aspect of Margaux’s life and transforms her from a child fizzing with imagination and affection into a brainwashed young woman on the verge of suicide. But when she is twenty-two, it is Peter-ill, and wracked with guilt- who kills himself, at the age of sixty-six.

Told with lyricism, depth, and mesmerizing clarity, Tiger, Tiger vividly illustrates the healing power of memory and disclosure. This extraordinary memoir is an unprecedented glimpse into the psyche of a young girl in free fall and conveys to readers-including parents and survivors of abuse-just how completely a pedophile enchants his victim and binds her to him.

Wow! I didn’t realize until now that these two intense books where stacked right next to each other on my TBR pile! Maybe I should restack my pile to make sure a light comedic book is up for next week. Looks like I’ll be needing it!


8 responses to “>It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 11, 2011

  1. >Did you seriously quote Meatloaf? LOLSO Tiger Tiger was good? It parts sounds good and part sounds creepy and not in a good way 🙂 I may want to read this… depending on the creep factor 🙂

  2. >Haven't got to Tiger, Tiger yet. It does sound sick though doesn't it. I will never understand the rationale and mind of a pedphile. And yes *sticking out tongue* I did just quote Meatloaf!

  3. >I thought you got a different cover of Tyger Tyger. But I was wrong. It's Tiger TigerHappy Reading Angie.Tiger Tiger is new book for me. It's All About Books

  4. >So Tiger, Tiger is non-fiction? Sounds horrendous. Not sure it would be nice/interesting to read. But have a good week!

  5. >lol at the Meatloaf quote!!! Sweetness at the Bottom of a Pie sounds good.Here's my week: http://dollycas.blogspot.com/HAPPY READING!!!

  6. >As this week I was mostly writing for my projects, my list of finished books isn't as bloated with homework.. Come see what I finished.

  7. >How did you enjoy Sundays at Tiffany's? I like this title as it reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's. That's probably where the similarity ends.How are you liking Little Princes? I really have to get this book!!!

  8. >Sunday at Tiffany's was good but a little light for my tastes. Little Princes, so far, is really good. Humorous- which I wasn't expecting!

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