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Review: Water for Elephants

Title: Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen

Cover copy: “In Depression-era America, everyone’s running away from something. Some people join the circus to escape. Jacob Jankowski hitches a ride on a freight train and in that instant his life changes. 404 more words

Book Review

Water For Elephants

Yesterday we watched the movie WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. The novelist Sara Gruen often writes stories with focus on animals. This time the elephant Rosy is the amusing hero: he kills the bad, cruel director (Christoph Waltz) of the circus “Benzini Brothers” and helps that the love affair between a young vet (Robert Pattinson) and the female star (Reese Witherspoon) of the circus has a happy end. 26 more words

3. Flying Changes

Flying Changes by Sara Gruen

June 2014

The same author, Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants which became a major motion picture. Flying Changes was a book I read during my stay at Estancia Santa Maria. 168 more words


Summer Bucket List #2: I Read a Book!

So it’s Thursday again. And I haven’t completed another item on my bucket list…again. Because of the type of person I am, I considered quitting blogging all together. 480 more words

Bucket List

Another Project Bites the Dust

This past week was the big deadline: after June 30th, the CreateSpace coupon code for two free copies of my NaNoWriMo novel would expire. As a perfectionist, I found it difficult to call my novel good enough. 1,197 more words


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

“Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. 339 more words


Nerd's Book Review; Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

3/5 stars

** spoiler alert ** What did I think? I thought this book deserves a lot more recongition. I don’t think it’s easy to research back into the mid 1900’s about circuses. 299 more words