Ready, Set…, Read #3

The begining of a new month means it’s time for another Ready, Set…, Read  Party.  This is the monthly link party where Jen of Jessie Street Designs and I get to see what you have been reading for the last month.


For the month of August I said I would read the final book of the Daisy Chain Trilogy,  Life in Defiance.

Life in Defiance: A Novel (Defiance Texas Trilogy)

Last month I said I was a little disappointed in the way the 2nd book ended.  While I am happy with the way this book ended, she really did tie up everything nicely, I don’t think there needed to be 3 books.  The first book starts with a young girl “Daisy” getting killed.  Through the first, second and most of the third you are trying to figure out “who done it”.  You follow the mother of the girl and her best friend as they try to figure it out and straighten their lives out.  It’s an interesting take on a mystery and there is A LOT of religond involved.  They were an okay read but not something I would read again.

This month I am going with something compleatly different.

Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men’s solicitude and the money that goes with it. 

I know I watched the movie Memoirs of a Geisha a long time ago but for some reason I can’t remember much about it.  And from what I have heard, the book is much better than the movie anyway.  {aren’t they always!}  So there it is, what I read this month and what I plan to read next month.  

Now we want to see what you have been reading!  Did you make a craft inspired by a book?  Or just want to tell what you have been reading?  We would love to see it all.  You don’t even have to have a blog to link up.  You can post to your face book page and link that to the party.  

  1. No spoilers!!
  2. Please keep it family friendly.
  3. Please link back to this party somewhere.
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  1. Oooh … I really liked Memoirs of a Geisha. Enjoy!

  2. LOVED Memoirs of a Geisha! Can’t wait to hear what you thought about it!

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