Welcome to Beauty and the Pitch’s virtual book club. You know I love reading and obvi have a million opinions, so I’m thrilled to have you here! Follow along with me as I share updates on the book(s) I’m currently reading. Only rule: no spoiler alerts, por favor.
My sister looooovessss this book and has read it three times already (IDK how people reread books, so not my thing – once and done. I digress). As we were boarding the plane for our flight, she forced me to download this on my kindle as a “must read.” She even read me a page out loud to which I fell asleep but, to be fair, I was sick. Either way, she won and I’m reading it now…
Status: Chapter 31
Chapter 2 – Omg, this is too sad idk if I want to keep reading. Also, WTF is up with her sister?
Chapter 5 – I’m intrigued and also googled images of geisha’s for hours after reading all of the intricate descriptions.
Chapter 7 – My stomach hurts for Chiyo and even Hatsumomo. They both are screwed which means Chiyo will be more screwed. Also, I was scared this is what happened to Satsu. Every time I read more, I’m hooked on this story 100% and when I remember it’s a REAL story (duh, memoirs) I’m shook. This is all so crazy.
Chapter 16 – The last couple chapters were a blur. I found myself reading every little detail so fast and unable to put the book down. Mameha is truly the most wonderful person ever and her kindness is aspirational. On the flip, Hatsumomo is a bitch and I feel bad for Pumpkin.
Chapter 22 – Poor Sayuri. Her life story just sucks – does it ever get better for her? I really hate the Baron and can’t imagine what this will do to her relationship with Mameha.
Chapter 23 – I wonder WHO was the first person that made up all these rules for a life of a Geisha? Bidding for a young girl’s “mizuage.” Feels so very odd. The more I read, the unhappier I get with life. I want the book to be over.
Chapter 28 – I can really hear the confidence in Chiyo/Sayuri changing, which kinda sucks because I really liked her innocence but also the nature of the beast I assume. Also never thought I would say this but poor Hatsumomo. The “wasp-like torture” was saddening but freaking karma.
Chapter 30 – So the war happened. The book lost its intensity for me. Not sure if it’s my work schedule that I don’t want to read for fun or if I’m so over her sad life that I can’t bare it anymore. I totally think Chairman loves Pumpkin and she obviously ends up extracted from Japan so I’ll keep reading but I’m really excited for my next book: The last black unicorn!