Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
10 journalers for this copy...
Read this book in about 3 days and really enjoyed it. I related to the character a lot, especially in relation to her escape from the church (although of course, my experiences were no where near as severe as hers!!)
I particularly liked the way she threw in little, unrelated stories in order to express feelings, thoughts and opinions. Some of the narration was a little tedious at times though.
One little piece that I like was a comment about history (wish I'd brought the book with me so I could quote directly). But it went something like this: History is just a piece of string full of knots. All you can do is look at it and maybe make some more knots.
Thanks for sharing Terry! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the book yet...hmmm...I'll have to have a think about it.
Thank you so very much Beaglesangel for sending it to me! :)
I will start reading it very soon (maybe in a few minutes).
Coping with life can’t be easy after growing up in a family like the one described in this book. And in a way I felt sorry also for the mother in the book.
I’m a bit split in my feelings about if the author wants us to think that homosexuality is caused because of the environment of the childhood…… ?
This is the first book I’ve read by Jeanette Winterson. I have heard a lot about her books and I’m sure I will read some more by her.
I’m glad that there are a lot of different fruits in this world to choose from! :)
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azuki USA (pref. USA) <--- The book arrived to azuki and she is the last person on the list for this bookray. So azuki, when you have read it sometime in the future, please feel free to make a new bookray or release it in any other way you choose.
I really enjoyed the book. Both the way it's written, and the story.
Will send it to elis-fromSweden when I get the address!
# 237 on the list "1001 books you must read before you die".
I will send this book to Stormon now hoping she will enjoy it before it keeps moving on its ray through the world.
I´ll send this off to notnot and wish her happy reading.
A well-written book by a great author. A strong character standing up against her church, her mother, and the society not recognizing her. A great read.
The book continues its journey to Taowaki.
I liked the humour and lightness, indeed.
The book will continue its journey as soon as I have azuki's address.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
The oranges are in the mail, to azuki in the USA
I was a little freaked out when I get this book, as it is the 9th bookring I received in two weeks!! So I am somewhat relieved at Alvhyttan's stress-free claim and even more relieved to find that I am the last person on the ray. Phew. So honestly I would likely not finish it in a month but finish it and pass it on I will.
Thanks Alvhyttan for sharing the book and everybody, especially Taowaki for passing it on. (and Taowaki, lovely stamps you have in Netherlands!)
This will soon head to Ri who selected it from the Yummy Yummy vbb on BookObsessed.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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