Friday, March 25, 2011
Day 4: The Art of Racing in the Rain (Tues 3/22)
This is the second book that my book club is reading. It is 317 pages and is a work of fiction, unlike the last book that I read. I have also heard good things about this book and I was really looking forward to reading it. On Amazon the rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars, which is really high. Coming into the book I only knew that it was told from the dog's point of view, which sounded interesting to me. The below comes from the author's website and summarizes the book,"A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it." Of course, there is more about the book on the website too if you wanted to check it out.
One thing that I noticed when I started reading this book was that there were a lot of chapters and they weren't very long. This is something that I really like. I like being able to have a stopping point when reading and having that stopping point at the end of a chapter is ideal. It really bothers me when the chapters are super long because I feel like I have to get through the whole thing to stop. I also usually find that when there are a lot of chapters that are on the shorter side I can get through the book faster. Anyway, something quirky of my reading habits that you now know about!
Since I am really behind on my blogging I can't remember how far I read on this first day, but it was further than the 50 pages. The reading is really fast and easy. The first part of the book we are introduced to Enzo, the dog, and his family Denny, Eve, and their daughter Zoe. Denny is a race car driver and a lot of the time Denny and Enzo watch videos of races. Denny is also a really good driver in wet/rainy conditions hence the title of the book.
Okay that is it for now because I have a lot more days to catch up on and I need to go get some dessert! Yes, I am still addicted to dessert :)