Tuesday, May 25, 2010

on The Chosen

I mentioned earlier that john and i have big plans this summer, one of which is to read a ton!  I have decided to do my own rating of these books.  With the disclaimer that I am not the best person to ask when it comes to great books.  Most of the books I read in my English, American and AP Literature classes in high school I did not care for.  And since then I have only read newer books with compelling covers.  I DO judge a book by its cover.
But after being a little bored with current fiction (at least what I was reading)  After a few Jodi Piccoult books I could write the next one and no one would know it wasn't her.  So I have taken a few cues from other books I am reading and getting a little more cultured.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free!

here is my criteria, I will give between 1 and 10 winks for how it rates.

title:  7 whole winks, major reason I chose the book
cover artwork: 1 wink, but it was written in 1967 so who can be picky?
"I want to finish this book": 5 winks
relational insight: 5 winks
emotionally charged: wink wink, I do not cry easily at books
better than Picoult?: Potok wins, much winks.
did I learn something?: 6 winks!  

The book is set in the 1940s in New York and is about a Orthodox Jew and a Hasidic Jew and their families.  Good read Potok.

p.s. something I like about using winks to rate books, is imagining you reading this and trying wink 6 times.  Fun!


Sam said...

I read another book by him called Davita's Harp. IT IS AWESOME! I give it a whole 10 winks if that is any reason for you to read it. :)

Melissa said...

I will add it to my list! Thanks Sam.