Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …
What’s Your Read?
“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
The thing is, there’s not one thing that interests me in this book. Everything interests me in this book. After all, it has everything I like: a wide range of personalities, epistolary structure, passionate discussion and opinion on literature, and witty charm oozing off of every page. When I’m on Guernsey with the Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, the rest of the world falls away. I mean to pace myself, but putting it down is a physical impossibility.
An all time favorite, I revisit it often, and each time I’m sent off on book after book after book just as Juliet writes to the absolutely perfect Dawsey Adams. Speaking of which, a very good friend of mine, knowing how much I adore this book, sought out and gifted me a copy of Charles Lamb’s Essays of Elia (of which there is much discussion on Guernsey). Guess what I’m re-reading next.
What’s your next read?