Monday 21 March 2011

It's Monday what are you reading??

I have actually managed to read a book! Yipeee! I really do love reading but need to discipline myself to walk away from the computer and immerse myself in good paperback! So this week I decided to cheat and I picked a very short book, a novella no less! It is very short, but at least I read a book which makes a change!
I saw the film of Breakfast at Tiffanys years ago, once seen the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn in the role of Holly Golightly, can never be forgotten. Wow what style, what chic and what great guitar playing and singing of 'Moon River' . (When I learnt to play the guitar I performed a solo of Moon River at the local theatre!!)
The book differs from the movie and this was a surprise to me! Set in the 1940's, Holly seems to make her money through 'relationships' with wealthy gentlemen and is constantly seeking fame and fortune. In the film Holly appears more innocent and some of the story is missed out ( the pregnancy) or added to (in the book Holly disappears, the film I think ends with her kissing) probably because it wasn't necessarily a happy ending and the sexual liberation of Holly Golightly was not appropriate for a film in the 1960's.
I have enjoyed reading again and have already started the next book, which I will tell you about next week! In the meantime go over to Book Journey to discover what everyone else is reading.


  1. I'm reading Love in the Time of Cholera and enjoying it very much.

    You asked about the letters on my layout yesterday - they are from a Girls paperie sticker book I got in a kit

  2. Hi! I'm a fellow classmate in Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class. Looking forward to your posts!

    I just finished up a very interesting book - "Book Thief." Still trying to decide what to pick up next :)

  3. I've just finished the Girl Who Chased the Moon and LOVED it. Am now reading Room and it is heavy so far, I'm not liking it (too depressing for me!) but have heard it gets much better x

  4. It's nice to hear the differences in the book and the film
    ..... I really must watch the film again :)