Monday, November 16, 2009

looking for a good read?

i am an avid reader. i mean i really can't stop. it's a bit of an addiction. my hubby (not so much of a reader) always tells me he loves that i read. (even though i know sometimes he's jealous of the attention that goes into a good book and not into him!)
i just finished reading the guernsey literary and potato peel society. i recommend this book as an easy, good hearted read. it is structured in the form of letters and is set in a seemingly somber post-ww2 era. the main character juliet gets a letter from a stranger on the island of guernsey and it begins a wonderful tale of friendship. i think the connections throughout the book are entertaining and fun. there is mystery that reveals itself in timely interesting ways. it was a really quick read and one that i could put down at any moment and pick back up again when the time was right. often, the novel's i have read about post-ww2 europe have been dark and depressing; this book has it's moments of connecting to the truth of that time while simultaneously staying light with interesting (while not too complex) characters and descriptive scenery. i loved using my imignation to visit the guersney islands and travel vicariously! it made me really want to visit the island and upon some research a book club in nc just won a trip from the publisher to the island. how fun! this book also encourages the spirit of honoring your place and listening to your heart. i encourage you to check it out.


  1. I really enjoyed the book as well. It was a cute read, quick, and uplifting. :-)

  2. Loved this book! Sweet and touching and an easy read.