A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

 

**SPOILERS**

I love this book. I love Francie Nolan because she’s not your typical blond blue eye beauty. She is REAL, growing up in an impoverished family in early 1900’s Williamsburg Brooklyn, she  learns at a very young age the hardships of life. Nonetheless, that is no reason for her to not find happiness in the unlikeliest places. Deep down she always knew Neeley her younger brother, was Katie’s favorite. But unlike her mother, dad Johnny Nolan  always had time for her and would stay up at night sometimes talking to her. I cried so much when her dad died, never again would she hear him coming up the Steps singing “Molly Malone”. Francie is an inspirational character and that tree had a particular meaning for her, one which I won’t give away here.  It’s a wonderful book and it comes HIGHLY recommended. Also Brooklyn is my Home!!! 🙂

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Books

I LOVE BOOKS!!! The Outsiders is one of my favorite classics and I look forward to reading it again.  The movie is equally amazing.  A new book in my #toreadlist is Women Who Run With the Wolves. I found this book thanks to the wonderful movement of book sharing started by Actress Emma Watson.  I’ve been a book fairy for a while now.  🙂

War & Peace

So far I am in love with Russian classic literature.   I’ve only read a few books like Anna Karenina (my favorite), Crime & Punishment and The Idiot.  I will begin reading the Russian  tome  when I am living in a better environment because as of now where I am currently living is not the ideal place to read such an important book.  I am a little intimidated with the 1,444 pages, nonetheless, this will not prevent me from reading this novel.  I am currently watching the BBC miniseries and while it is a very different adaptation from the book (according to critics) I like the miniseries and it motivates me even more to read the book.