- Boston, MA, USA
- member since May 19, 2008
I'm actually more interested in "The Thoughtful Dresser" by Linda Grant. I read her novel "The Clothes on Their Backs" which you'll be getting in your next book shipment, and wanted to read more by her. This one sounds intriguing. I'm also interested in "My Mother's Wedding Dress" by Justine Picardie (in spite of her name, she's British). My favorite book about clothing is "Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution." It's fantastic and fascinating.
Hann - I'm glad you're looking at my Shelfari. I think sharing book titles is what it's for. I loved "Fieldwork". I read it twice because it was a book discussion book. I enjoy finding something that's different. Doesn't the Joe Meno book sound great?
Yeah, I read it in 6th grade. It's a popular book in England (one of those children's classics). I can't remember much about it but I think I recall liking the kids, but finding the book a little slow-going. Are you planning to read it? Maybe I'll read it with you. Also, I think there was a whole series that came after it.
Twilight was god awful. I could barely make it through the first book, let alone another one. I won't be reading the rest of the series, I feel the same way you do--I really don't need to suffer through hundreds of pages of nothing but "i love you, I want to die for you, you are my life now." And her language was just awful; I'd like to buy the woman a thesaurus. It would be funny to do a word cloud of the book--I have a feeling certain words and phrases would be very prominent. I went on Wikipedia to read the plot summaries for the other books. It made me glad I don't plan to read them.
Hannah, Read my review of "The Cruelest Month" by Louise Penny. You might like this series when you're in the mood for something light. I thought of you while I was reading it, because the police investigators have a lot of meetings and invariably someone brings coffee and doughnuts from Tim Horton's.
None of Josh's reading seems to have to do with the Civil War. He's now into "Big History". He was happy with the book you sent him for Christmas.
We have to talk about "The Lost Daughter". Very disturbing book, but interesting. What are you reading now? Jim and I saw the movie "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime" (I can't remember the English title) at the Spectrum. We both liked it a lot, and were surprised when the movie review only gave it 3 stars. We watched "Wooden Crosses" a WWI movie made in 1932. Excellent.
Yeah, I like Melrose Plant too. He's a trip. The Aunt Dimitys sound insufferable. I think I'll give them a miss. The book I'm reading right now, Ordinary Wolves, is slow going for me. Nothing really happens, it's just like a long description of living in the arctic, which is interesting, but not gripping. It makes me long for a good mystery that makes me want to get back to it when I put it down.