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text 2017-05-19 19:02
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

I am lucky that I didn't start this until today. I landed on the Booklikes-opoly SPACE square and used one of the lists you all made to see what books were out there. Since Pearl S. Buck's name has letters that spell SPACE I am good.


So far so good. Looks like an interesting book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-05-19 16:56
Booklikes-opoly: Roll! Tomorrowland 36! and Fantasyland 7!
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
Watership Down - Richard Adams

 

I rolled a 4 and they are doubles so I get another roll. I landed on this:

 

 

I swear I have landed on this thing like 10 times. I am exaggerating, but it feels like it.

 

 

I rolled an 8. So that means I landed here:

 

 

Will post my reads for this in a bit. Heading to lunch with friends. 

 

Updated: You guys rock with the lists! I found out The Good Earth fits the SPACE space due to Pearl S. Buck having a name that spells out space. Going to read Watership Down for my second book though. I have been meaning to read it this year, so at least now I can check off something on another list. 

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review 2017-05-07 21:43
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > The Good Earth
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

Oh man, this story. It's a doozy. Some parts are just so very sad. The family just keeps trying and trying and trying. Their life is such a struggle. The woman, OMG, her entire life is heartbreaking. Thinking of her makes me feel overwhelmed. The Good Earth is about a family trying to live off the land and better themselves. Each decision affects their entire future. It's a humbling story for sure. This is a hard book for me to rate. I love a book that makes me emotional, and this did that very much. Some parts made me upset in a bad way though, but I guess it really was just staying true to how life was. If you're looking for a story to take you away, this did that for me. It totally took over my mind while I was reading it. If you're looking for a upbeat tale, this probably isn't it. It's not all sad like my review is making it sound though. I do recommend it very much.
4+ stars

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review 2017-04-05 01:48
The Good Earth
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck,Nick Bert... The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck,Nick Bertozzi

A special thank you to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

 
This graphic novel by Nick Bertozzi gives a makeover to Pearl S. Buck's 1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about the rise and fall of Chinese villagers before WWI.  
 
Disclaimer: I didn't realize I was requesting a comic/graphic novel adaptation.  If I had realized this, I wouldn't have requested the title.  That being said, I was pleasantly surprised.  This actually works as a graphic novel and I think that it will put this classic willingly into the hands of the YA audience.
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review 2017-03-21 18:36
"Life is stronger than death"
The Big Wave - Pearl S. Buck

What a lovely book. Buck never dissapoints me. In short pages, simply written, she tackles overcoming grief with quiet grace and wisdom. She talks about the meaning of death and how it makes life and enjoying it important, about the courage of going forward, and about not letting the sadness of remembrance or the fear for it get in the way of joy. The impressive part is that it's done in 60 pages of telling about two boys lives. Kino's dad is the speaker of most of the wisdom, and it's done so plainly you wish he was your own dad.

 

Beutiful tale. Full stars.

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