Book Review of Moving by 珍妮·埃克莱尔
珍妮·埃克莱尔's Moving is an unexpected treat read.
我之所以选择这本书，是因为作为 Older 和 Wider podcast, more than anything else, I 原为 curious about the author, 珍妮·埃克莱尔. I 原为 doubtful whether a stand-up-comedian could really write good fiction 和 wondered whether 珍妮·埃克莱尔 原为 只是兑现她的名字。愤世嫉俗的我！答案是，埃克莱尔是出色的作家，而《搬家》是一本出色的书。
I also guess I chose it because it 原为 cheap - only 99p on Kindle!
我刚刚度过了一个愉快的时光，阅读了 凯特·格林纳威奖章 shortlisted titles for this year. It made me sad 和 nostalgic that I won't get to share them with the kids at school. We have always enjoyed reading them, voting for our favourite title 和 discussing the issues they explored. The kids made connections, sometimes even to the previous year's titles 和 remembered the stories way after I'd forgetten them. Sometimes we added to this a little research activity, author study quiz, or creative writing 和 drawing extension activity, though for me, it 原为 always sharing the story that 原为 fun. 我不是强迫阅读的书面回应的信徒（这会杀死魔术）。 无论如何，我并不总是意识到这一点，但是那是很有趣的日子。
I read 伊恩·麦克尤恩's Children Act back in 2014 和 原为n't disappointed. At the time I posted a review on 好读.com， 如我所愿。如果您不是以下成员 好读 I can't recommend it enough for keeping up with what's current, getting book reading suggestions 和 for using as easy way to keep check of your own reading (required if, like me, you forget everything!)
核心问题 儿童法 是否应该强迫一个17岁的男孩输血，这可能挽救他的性命，但却违背了耶和华见证人父母的信念（您如何正确地标出这一点？）。 I revisited the story 和 the question a couple of weeks ago when I watched the movie (on a flight back to Bangkok). Fiona, the powerful judge in the story, 原为 played brilliantly by 艾玛·汤普森（Emma Thompson） 和一个梦幻般的 投。 The topic is weighty - it doesn't get much bigger than choosing life or death 和 had me asking all sorts of questions to which I don't have any answers!
It's weird how reading books opens up a whole train of thought 和 associations that don't tie directly to the plot of the book being read but nevertheless encourage reflection. 莎莉·鲁尼的普通人 did just that for me. I 原为 thinking the other day how important relationships that we make during our teens and at universities can be. The impact of either positive or negative friendships we make can resonate years later. Who we are in our late teens, who influences us 和 why 和 how, 极大地影响了我们成为谁。
那是 generally what was 当我开始阅读莎莉·鲁尼的《正常人》时，我的脑海中浮现出了与之相关的松散感。这本书 made me reflect on how little I actually know about my kids' friendships for example. What I do know, shows itself mainly in a fierce desire to protect them, which can be harmful to their personal 和 social development. It led me to think about friendships that I've had in the past that perhaps went a bit sour 和 now, for a whole host of reasons, are too late to fix. The book also had me feeling gratitude for connections I've retained 和 new ones I've formed. For example, I've been privileged to be back in touch with the mum of a friend who passed away when we were younger. So, although 'Normal People' 原为n't about any of these things it is interesting to consider how literature shapes our thoughts into some kind of coherency. Perhaps all a good book is, is a fancy form of word 和 thought association!
I 原为 in 鬼国屋 （曼谷的一家大型书店）昨天为Betsy选择书本礼物’老师说谢谢您的鼓励和帮助’ve given her. I wanted the choices to be perfect. They needed to be amusing but not shallow; original yet of personal relevance; challenging but not inaccessible; 和 most importantly approved of by Betsy. Meeting this criteria 原为 a challenge. Also, I knew I 原为 once again, over-parenting (when will I learn?) 和 that Betsy would probably want to choose the books herself. However, it 原为 a window of shopping opportunity 和 I forged ahead!