Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Name is Memory

During lunch the other day, B and I went to Kinokuniya in KLCC to browse after a lunch of McD's prosperity burger. As always I went towards the left hand side of the shop to browse the stationary section and later made my way to the book section, stopping first at the 'New Arrivals' section. It was there that I picked up the book 'My Name is Memory'. With such an amazing title, it was hard not to pick up the book to read the synopsis and since it was written by Ann Brashares, it was impossible not to pick it up to browse.

I have always been a fan of Ann Brashares. My first book that I bought that was authored by her was 'The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants'. I liked the book immensely even before it became a movie and have since become a fan of her work {I believe I have all of her books}. Her words were simple to understand and yet, they captured perfectly the feelings and emotions of the four friends in the book. I have a couple of her books but due to the alarming number of books I have acquired last year, I reckon I will be holding off from buying books for the moment.

Now to know more about what 'My Name is Memory' is all about, do read the synopsis and the excerpt from the book {I know its a tad small, sorry} and if you have the time, do read an interview that was conducted with Anne here...

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Last Summer (of You and Me) comes an imaginative, inspired, magical book-a love story that lasts more than a lifetime.
Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together, and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.
Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. 

From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.

I wanted to buy this book but I know that I should not as I need to be saving more this year for the upcoming 'Project Happily Ever After' and 'Project Love Nest'. So, after reading the synopsis of 'My Name is Memory', I placed the book back on the shelf and walked away. I am now waiting for the paperback to come out or to get it from my fav store in Amcorp, Book Xcess. If you have read this book, do let me know how it goes. Till then, I will try to get through my mountain of magazines and books and wait patiently to read this novel which apparently will be made into a movie {I can't wait}!

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"

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