Friday, October 5, 2012

Books That Make Me Go....Ahhhh

Every Friday I plan to post a notable excerpt from either a book I am currently reading or have read in the past.  These gems that catch my eye deserve much more notoriety besides being written down on a little sticky note in the front of the novel.

So here is what I wanted to share from Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls:
Dad was a philosopher and had what he called his Theory of Purpose, which held that everything in life had a purpose, and unless it achieved that purpose, it was just taking up space on the planet and wasting everybody's time.

pg. 22

There are so many little excerpts like the one above in this book that I can't help but laugh out loud while I'm reading it.  My book club met on Wednesday night and we unanimously gave this book the highest rating possible.  We all loved it!


bermudaonion said...

I loved The Glass Castle so I'm glad to see you all loved this book.

Marce said...

Have you read The Glass Castle, liked this one better?

GC was my first taste to memoir and now it is a new genre I enjoy.

This one I wasn't as excited to read but it is on my wishlist.

nfmgirl said...

I'm glad to hear that you loved this one! I've had it in my sights for awhile now, and now you just make me want to read it even more!

Becca said...

I loved The Glass Castle. I still can't believe I haven't picked this one up yet.

Anonymous said...

I lovedthe Glass Castle so much that I'm afraid to read this one!