Friday, March 8, 2013


Slaughterhouse-Five written by: Kurt Vonnegut

I have been on a reading hiatus for over 6 months now. I've had four books sitting on my desk throughout this entire time that I haven't even bothered to pick up. Yesterday I came into work and our server was down for pretty much the entire morning which left me with absolutely nothing to do so I decided to pick up one of the books. Slaughterhouse-Five was my pick. I read through the morning until our server was fixed.

Now my job is very boring, when I have nothing to do I have to scan years worth of correspondence. So I decided to keep reading while I was scanning. I have always kept to reading at work because I usually can't stay focused if I read at home.

This book was crazy good and I just did not want to stop reading it. When I got home I only had about 70 pages left and I was destined to finish it. With a 5 year old running around and Preston jammin on his guitar I was trying to figure out the best way to stay focused while reading. I decided to see if listening to the classic piano Pandora station would help drain out everything else and keep me focused. Well it worked like a charm. Piano to me is very soothing and I was 100% focused on what I was reading and was able to finish the book.

Anywayyyyysss... I loved loved loved this book. The author keeps you on your toes the entire time. There were no boring parts at all. He jumps around a lot so you are forced to pay attention to what is going on (So it goes..) You could probably make a drinking game when reading this book and you would get drunk by drinking every time he writes "So it goes"... This bothered me a little bit at first because he writes it sooo often, but after awhile i was keen to it.

I loved that a lot of it was based during WWII as this is one of my favorite parts of history to read/learn about. I will not go into detail because I don't want to spoil anything, but this is an amazing novel and I definitely recommend it!!!

Now I am hoping to not go back in to hiatus and continue reading on. Preston bought me "Memoirs of a Geisha" for Christmas. I have seen the movie numerous times and I am usually not a fan of reading books after watching the movie first. I am making an exception with this one. I'll make a post about it when I am finished. I am 99.9% positive it will be better than the movie and am excited to read about so much that was probably left out of the movie.


  1. I hate reading books after seeing the movie too, all I can picture is the actors and the scenes from the movie. It definitely takes away from the book. But that being said I really enjoyed that book. Let me know if you want recommendations on what to read after that too! :)

    1. I feel the same way. I started reading Memoirs and it is all so different already. There is so much going through her head that you don't get in the movie and for some reason knowing what the characters look like isn't bothering me like it normally would. I will for sure. I know we have read a lot of the same books so I'm sure I would like whatever you recommend.


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