Monday, May 18, 2009

The best book: Water for Elephants

Have you read this book?
You MUST read this book.
Unless you don't like books...
Is there any one in the world who doesn't like books?
Now, I know,
I know you are probably thinking
this book has been out
for a million years.
And it has.
I am always late.
It was so good though-
I simply had to say a little something.
A little something like
I could NOT put it down.
It gave me chills.
I was in awe.
It made me think and laugh and pray.
It was SO great.
If you haven't read it
I am positive you will LOVE it.
Unless you are my Mom.
(My Mom, who is SO splendid,
but does NOT like books with
any sex or violence.)
It does have those things.
But just a tiny bit.
And lets face it:
Real life has those things..
Now I need a new book,
since I read that in less than 24 hours.
What's the latest, greatest book
you can recommend?

43 comments:

Grandma J said...

I like non-fiction. Right now between packing, which I hate with a passion, and cleaning, I've put my reading on hold.

I hate moving..more than anything almost.

Liz said...

Another blogging pal of mine just did a review on this book. She also said it was fantastic. I will add this to my must read list.

Cole said...

Isn't it just an amazing book?!

One of my favorites has been out for quite a while - The Red Tent by Anita Diamont.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, I am going to have to read this one! Love Love Love books!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Oh, I know. I L-O-V-E-D loved it! Was the elephant not the best character in the book. I loved the part where she didn't "speak" English and ran through the gardens in town. Such a wonderful story.

M said...

I pretty much just read non-fiction too...a great read is THE LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch...not just about the lecture, like on U-Tube, but about everything leading up to it. I just finished, Under Their Thumb, about the Rolling Stones...but you're way younger than I am...so it might not be as interesting. I will have to look for the Elephant book.
Happy Monday Night!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Water for Elephants is one of my all time favorite books. Absolutely love it!

Alicia said...

Hi Rebeckah! I've never heard of it! LOL, I thought it was a childrens book at first!! :)

Pilar Stark said...

I am with Alicia. I never read about it and thought when I saw the photo that it was a kids book... not sure why... the photo I guess.... :)

I love reading though so I will check it out.

The latest book I had someone recommend to me and just got it but haven´t been able to start reading though is "Ransomed dreams", it is fiction. Is part of a trilogy. Other than that I don´t read much fiction :)

Pilar Stark said...

Oh, btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I will be back soon, and hope I´ll see you back too by mine.

Always glad to "meet" new friends

Sally's World said...

someone else told me about this just recently...i obviously need to read it ...thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

I liked Snowflower and the Secret Fan. It isn't a spiritual book though. Just wonderful Chinese historical fiction.

I'll go check out Water for Elephants at the library. You didn't really mention what it was about.

Becky said...

Oops, forgot to mention that I'm doing a giveaway... I would love for you to enter and win :-)

Marilyn said...

I have not read this book but will add it to my list of books to read soon.

Martha (FL) said...

I guess I am later than you because I had not seen that book before. I love to read, but don't do much. The last book I read in less than 24 hours was "The Necklace". I have vowed to start reading when we get moved (and settled!). "Sorry, no, I can't help unpack those boxes, I have promised myself I would start reading more!!!!" Now that would go over big!

April said...

Sorry to say, but I've never heard of this book! I will definitely have to check it out after your rave review! Four of my favorite books are:
1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (a MUST READ!)
2. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
3. Letters For Emily by Camron Wright
4. Praying For My Life by Marion Bond West

Julie said...

I thought it was a super sad book. I didn't want to put it down either, but it made me sad on so many levels.

I love Jasper Fforde, if you have read a lot of books you will love his brilliance (mostly classics he refers to and is so witty) we named our second son after him! The Eyre Affair is great but you need to have read Jane Eyre first.

The Chocolate Lady said...

Hey Rebekah, no time for reading here, lol...except blogs :) Sounds like a great book though.

BTW, Andrew has the same tooth growing in as Kaishon. It's taking forever to come in.

Hope you have a great day...and yes, you would be amazed at how un-shy grandma j is...really :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

The Red Tent is one of the best books I have ever read. YOU would love it!!!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love to ready. I'm going to have to read this one!!!

RR Mama said...

I will have to read it, thanks for the heads up. Have you read The Shack? Oh so good!!!

mamamia said...

you made me want to pick this up and read it! I will give it a try.
right now I am reading Nicholas Sparks's book, THe Lucky One. It is great too. I love sparks!

Darlene said...

I will have to put it on my list of books to read.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I dont get a chance to as read much as I like - Right now I am reading "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan, I won from Grandma J. I'm gonna put this book on my list.

SKELLER said...

Gosh, how many times did I pick up this book in Costco??? And I've still not read it. But with your glowing review, I'll be getting my hands on a copy...

I just finished re-reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The first 100 pages drag a bit, but after that it picks up nicely. It's one of my all-time favorites. Beautifully written.

mimi said...

I will have to check that one out! My friend just gave me "Waking the Dead" by John Eldredge. Have not opened it yet. But, it's sitting right next to me ;)


How cool...my word verification word is "bless". I always get weird words. I like that one!

Dawn said...

thanks for the recommendation! i will have to put it on my list at the library! and since you are talking elephants... here is a nice story that you might like... and your Mom, too!! it's called Hannah's Gift. just a nice read :)

Suki said...

I need to check it out. Haven't seen it at all somewhere.

The last book I read was "The Lullaby" by Sarah Dessen.

It's a great book.

antoinettemariew@blogspot.com said...

i don't read almost at all except for my Bible....but the best book i ever read was not fiction, but still great for self-growth and that is 'battlefield of the mind' by joyce meyer....a must read for christians....blessings.

He And Me + 3 said...

I don't get to read often...I will have to check this book out. Haven't heard of it. I know I live under a rock.

Big Hair Envy said...

Sounds good!! Once I add this one, I will have approximately 183 books on my summer reading list!!! I LOVE Blogger Land!!!!

(The new pictures of Kaish are ADORABLE!!!)

jlo said...

I loved this book too. Didn't it make you love elephants? I loved the Twilight series. I loved Devil in the White City. I loved Eat, Pray, Love.

H.K. said...

My aunt gave me a stack of books to read and that was one of them! I'l check it out and read it!

Daphine said...

I've never heard of this book. I'll have to add it to my books to read list!

I hope you're having a great week so far!

drewmark19 said...

I wish I had time to read. Believe or not, I've never heard of that book. Someday...I'll add it to my list of must-haves.

If you want a quick 10-15 minute read that will have you in tears, read Hieronymus White by Jeff Moss. It's actually a kids book, and I'm probably the only one who has ever heard of it...but I just love it.

Maybe one of these days I'll move on to more mature books. :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am glad you gave me a book idea!!
I will try and get this-thanks! Books are like crack to me...can't get enough-books, not crack!

Tristan's Mom said...

I absolutely love that book. I read it when it first came out, but now that you've reminded me of it, I just might have to read it again! :)

ModernMom said...

Hi there. New here but thought I would leave a comment thanking you for the book recommendation. I love love books!

theArthurClan said...

I haven't even heard of this book! What rock have I been hiding under? Now I'll have to go check it out. :)

Gabe's Girl said...

I love Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund. It is a book that is rarely recommended but one of the best I have ever read. I have more but since you only asked for one, I will oblige! :-)

Bonnie said...

OH! I LOVED THIS BOOK. The funny thing is I tried to read it when everyone else was reading it and couldn't get into it. Then months later I picked it up again. It is one of my all time favorite books.
My friend Terra has a book review blog. If you are interested in sending her over a review her blog is http://talesfromthenightstand.blogspot.com/

heidi said...

I ADORE reading. I have a shelf full of books awaiting my loving caress. ;-) I will have to check this book out after your glowing review! Thank!!

jennykate77 said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for great reads. If you loved it, I'm sure I will too!