Fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe, same as above, American Pie?
This book wasn‘t as good as I thought it‘d be. I thought there were too many characters and it skipped around a lot. The main characters I liked though. I ended up rating it three stars. It was a good book and nice to read something different. It just won‘t end up being one of my favorites. Read it for prompt #30 a book featuring an elderly character. #ATY2019 #aroundtheyearin52books
I loved this movie and read the book because it was a book club pick. I very much enjoyed it! Solid 4 stars.
I love the characters and the voices. I liked the crazy timeline and short chapters. Loved the little town news clips in between.
I hate that the ending in the movie made it seem like Ninny and Idgie were the same person. The book is clear that they were seperate people because Ninny married Idgy's brother. 🙄
Definitely a #recommendread
This is a charming novel. Its been years since I watched the movie which I loved and will now have to rewatch. I think having seen the movie made it easier to follow the story given all the jumping in time. Having said that I thought the the author made it very clear where you were in time. I enjoyed all the little side stories that didn't make into the movie and the different devices used to tell the story (newsletter, news paper articles, etc).
I love a story that follows multiple people and multiple timelines. I felt the racism of the time was laid bare in such away that the reader could see that it was awful without specific comment from the author. Then Evelyn went to a black church and I felt like she was visiting a zoo and it kinda lost me. Overall, I‘d give it a pick, with a caveat about the racism. I wish the relationship between Idgie and Ruth had been more explicitly stated.
This was absolutely as lovely as the movie but I think I was able to follow the story better because I knew the basics already. There is a LOT of switching between timelines which didn‘t translate that well in the ebook version so it might have been confusing for someone encountering the story for the first time.
Really enjoying this. I don‘t think I even knew this was a book until I read an article about the movie being straightwashed. I ran straight to the library and got on the long waitlist at the library. Apparently everyone else read the same article! 😂
I watched and loved this movie years ago, now I‘m reading the book for book club. So far it‘s every bit as charming as the film. Plus it‘s getting chilly so my very elderly cat and I haven‘t moved far this morning.
1. Nope. I'm trying to not buy any books this year.
2. When I was 12/13 (peak of hormonal outbursts), I was pouring lemonade from a pitcher when the lid of the pitcher gave way and fell onto the floor, spilling half a gallon of lemonade. My mom, grandma, and aunt started laughing so I took off running to change clothes without even trying to help clean up.
4. New Mexico in July for a wedding!
Fannie Flagg‘s books never jumped out at me as something I would like to read, that is until I figured out than she is none other than Fannie of Match Game fame. NYT Bestselling Novelist or star of the Match Game, which is the bigger achievement? (Obviously the latter)
Her biggest achievement may actually be that she became an author at all - Fannie has dyslexia. She pushed past discouragement and did what she loved.
PROS: it made me laugh at some points. It's a short read. I like Alabama. I like fried green tomatoes.
CONS: it jumps through times so often I had a hard time following the story. It's not well elaborated: I mean the characters are not well described, there are just a few hints of their personalities. It is too confusing, I really couldn't understand what the main story was about.
Now you can all rest. I won't be posting about it anymore 🤣🌙
"She had stayed a virgin so she wouldn't be called a tramp or a slut; had married so she wouldn't be called an old maid; faked orgasms so she wouldn't be called frigid; [...] never nagged or raised her voice so she wouldn't be called a bitch... She had done all that and yet, still, this stranger dragged her into the gutter with the names that men call women when they are angry"
Finally something interesting.
How awful and sadly true is this?
I'm so tired of only tagging this one book! I just can't get myself to finish it, but I don't want to bail.
Can't wait for it to be over and move on to the next one!!!
Sleep tight, fellow Littens 🥰🌙
...and here I am once again waiting for the next doctor's appointment!
Thank God for books!!!
Have a nice day everyone! 🌙💛🖤
All set for a relaxing half an hour!!!
YES: I know I am the slowest reader ever, I just can't get to finish this book. I hoped it'd be catchier... I'm just halfway through it, so I still have time for a change of heart!
NO: this is not my bathroom, I once again downloaded the pic from the internet 🤣 isn't it a cool bathroom though???
After a whole day running around with a good friend of mine in one of the most stunning cities in Italia (Torino), it's time now to chill out and go back to the good old habits ❤🌙
Waiting for a doctor's appointment in good company!
Btw, it's time I introduce you to my Kindle... whose name is Channing Tatum II. Don't you dare laugh at him (or me LOL)!!! 🤣🌙
It's bath time!!!
I have it all: candles, a good book and a Lush peach bath bomb! 🥰
(Btw, I cheated: I got the picture from the internet... I wish I had that view!)
Time for #WeekendReads by @rachelsbrittain !!!
1. Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg (I know, I have tagging this book for a week, I just that I haven't been able to read more than a few pages a day!)
2. Hufflepuff, the best one of course!!! 💛🖤
3. Beverly Hills 90210 (literally right now)... a little too old school, aren't I?!
It's that time of the week again to play #frideas!!!
I'm looking forward to know everything about your favourite cities! Don't forget to tag me so I don't miss any!!!
My turn now:
1. Budapest (Hungary). It's clean, friendly, and gulash is one of the best dishes in the world
2. Whistle Stop, Alabama
3. Los Angeles, because you have the beach, the sun, the glamour and the tranquillity
4. ...although I consider myself a small town person!
A few days ago, I asked for suggestions on what to read next once I was done with Anna Karenina.
Though I am still very intrigued by Nabokov's "Lolita", I'm going for "Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe" first!
Can't wait to start reading!!!
Now that I am almost done with Anna Karenina, it's time to think of what to read next!
I think I've made up my mind already, but I am looking for suggestions... let's see who has read one them (or all) and why they liked it so much (or not!)!
- Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
- The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
- Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
Any other suggestion is welcome though!
I really liked the construction of the book, with the different narratives, time jumps, and inclusion of the Weems Weekly/Birmingham newspapers. The presentation of Idgie and Ruth‘s relationship (not explicitly stated as lesbian, but suggested) was done very well. But the casual racism in the 1920s-30s sections needed examination in the 1980s sections. The narrator gets very fat-shamey (raise your hand if you remember diet culture in the 1980s).
The author of Fried Green Tomatoes revives whole lost world in a lively and intense narration, managing to transmit all the vitality of an era and the nostalgia for her disappearance.
#book #litsy #fannieflagg #toread #readingchallenge2018 #booklover #friedgreentomatoes #whistlestop #film
I read this in just a few days. Highly reccomend. It has some flaws (ignore the dates at the beginning of chapters they arent consistent) but God it is so good. Those old fashioned lesbians running their cafe and raising their son warm my gay heart. The format is so interesting.
Listened to this on audio and thoroughly enjoyed it. I rewatched the movie a couple of months ago and realized I should probably read the book. I love the more fleshed out relationships in the book and the interesting side characters that didn't make it into the movie. That being said, I think this is one time the book and movie might be about equal. 😊
Thank you @Wannabe_Quijote for my #Readthemoviesswap box I actually own Stardust the movie but needed a new copy so thank you and I can‘t wait to read the book. And I never saw or read Fried Green Tomatoes and I don‘t drink but the book is nice and the popcorn and candy are perfect . @DoonTheGoon
I loved this book more than I love the movie! The characters, their deep southern accents, the picture in my head of Whistle Stop, and the people there fill me with all the warm fuzzies. 💖 This book makes me want to make some sweet tea and sit on the porch to just slow down a minute.
"Fried Green Tomatoes" is one of my favorite movies, and I'm excited to read the book!! ?
I married an Alabama girl and she‘s been talking about this since we met, so I figured it was time. This was the most fun I‘ve had with a book this year. It was funny, sweet, nostalgic, and revealing about so much of my adopted second home state. Oh, and there are authentic southern recipes at the back, which I‘ll be using.
This book had the very rare talent of reading like an easy and charming southern conversation full of pleasantries while approaching some hard topics that existed in our country 80 years ago and still exist today. I have a soft spot for books filled with eccentric characters and this was no exception. You'll tear up at least once while reading, either because of the love or because of the heartbreak.
Whoa. Country charm just took a turn into justified righteous anger! ❤