- North Branford, CT, USA
- member since August 16, 2012
Hi !! I did finish the Stephen King book. It was very interesting, and I still have a lot of questions. Some parts dragged though. What is Kristin Hannah's new book called? I'd like to do the same & read firefly lane again. Just to refresh my memory. Right now I just took out The Kingmaker's Daughter from the library (it's the only Phillipa Gregory book I have not read). are you coming to our book club meeting? It is at Time Out Tavern in Durham on Wednesday, march 27th. We'll prob go right after school. You must attend!!
You know how I am with checking computer sites and emails, so I'm sorry I've been absent from shelfari . I did notice today when I checked in on you, that you read Killing Lincoln, how did you like it? I just finished reading The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato (same author as Glassblower of Murano), and I loved it. I know you would too, it's a great mix of everything we love about historical fiction (revenge, poison, royalty, etc), but also has great artistic themes. Mainly centered around a conspiracy hidden within Botticelli's painting La Primavera. (damn....as I re-read this message I'm thinking I should write book reviews, maybe I missed my calling...actually I KNOW I did cause this teaching thing blows. Hope you, Chris, and the Murphmeister are doing well.
This is a really tough one because like you, I love many of the books I've read. For something thought-provoking I loved The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo. I also loved What is the What by David Eggars, which is about the lost boys of Sudan.
As far as historical fiction, have you read The Pillars of the Earth series by Ken Follett.
I'll let you know what else I can come up with.