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Sometimes its ok to read a book between books…

I send greetings from the HOT and humid Playa del Carmen in Qunita Roo Mexico. I am happy to say that I am still reading Harry Potter for those of you that are following and have joined the Dust Off Your Books Club on Live Journal. I know, why am I happy to still be reading a book for over a month….well last time I talked about it things were getting touch and go for Harry and Hermione. Again I will not give specifics in case someone else has this book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(*7) on their list of books to read. While the current task at hand for them has not gone towards victory, their immediate situation has gotten better. I have another 200 pages to go, but I anticipate it to go quickly. Then I will be sad to have finished the book. However I do have the movie to look forward to, Part 1 in November of 2010 and Part 2 in July 2011.

SO I put it down to read the books I packed for my vacation…I´m currently reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and so far its GOOD. Its a quest that I think at one time or another we´ve all made or wish we had. I´m on her second journey in the book for those of you who have read it….and for those of you who have not I HIGHLY recommend it. The movie for this book is also set to appear this year…i forget when exactly and it will star Julia Roberts(someone correct me if I am wrong).

I have a quote of this book to share with you, well its really all of Chaper 16 or the 16th Prayer Bead….Pg 46 and 47

`They came upon me all silent and menacing like Pinkerton Detectives and they flank me–Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don´t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well. We´ve been playing a cat-and-mouse game for years now. Though I admit that I am surprised to meet them in this elegant Italian garden at dusk. This is no place they belong.

I say to them,¨`How did they find me here? Who told you i had come to Rome?`

Depression, always the wise guy, says, `What–you`re not happy to see us?“

“Go away,“ I tell him.

…..Then they frisk me. They empty my pockets of any joy I had been carrying there. Depression even confiscates my identiy, but he always does that. Then Lonliness starts interrogating me, which I dread because it always goes on for hours. He´s polite but relentless, and he always trips me up eventually“….

I don´t know, elizabeth has a way of painting a picture that her journey becomes your journey…your heart goes out to her, goes out to yourself and goes out to everyone else who has been in a similar situation. I can´t wait to read the 108th bead.

Keep me posted on how the book you´re reading is going on Live Journal! Search for either myself or Ms Pillowz, or The Dust Off Your Books Club. I always love to pick up a good book and hear that one that is on my list of books to read is good to someone else!

Stay Tuned for the next djrelat7 Book Review Post so you can see how I liked the book as a whole!

Until then
Sending Love From Mexico!
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Dust Off Your Books Club

Come join us as we blow the dust off the books we’ve bought, are dying to read and never get to! Official Kick Start Date is June 7th 2010.
Ms. Pillowz and I were talking the other day about all the books we have on our shelves that we are trying to get to.  Yet, as if by magic, more books appear making the list of books to get to longer and longer.  I always say, “I’m going to stop buying books until I read the ones I have!” Then I open my email and see a really good coupon for Borders and a list of books that I might like.  I love the emails telling me, one of my favorite authors is releasing a new book! 
Anywhooo we decided to make an effort to get to all these books, 1 at a time. Make a commitment today to read at least one book a month.  Report to the rest of the community of the Dust Your Book Off Club on Live Journal and let us know periodically throughout the month, passages that move you or make you laugh by quoting it.  This is not a “Pick a book and Discuss it” Club.  At the end of the month let us know if you liked the book by giving it a letter grade of A-D; A being the best and D being the worst. Also include if you would suggest it to others.  If you didn’t like it, be kind in your critique and give a general reason why you did not like it.  Please never give specific details as you never know, your book this month might be someone else’s next month.
What if you finish the book before the end of the month?  This may happen!  You could get through the book in 2 days, some books are that good, I KNOW!  So if you wish, pretend its the end of the month, do your review and then start your next book 🙂
You will need a Live Journal account to be a part of the community.  Its free, so no worries!  Once you have set up an account, friend myself, or Ms. Pillowz and we’ll send you an invitation to the community.  You can find me at and Ms. Pillowz at  The more the merrier!

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message.

Until then