7.23.2012

On My Nightstand...

...you will find: 

   

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

What are YOU reading?

{In Review}



The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
I'm not sure how I managed to live the first 30 years of my life as a fan of L.M. Montgomery's books, without cracking open the cover of The Blue Castle, but somehow, I did. If you have also missed out on this book, then you are in for a real treat! Valancy Stirling is NOT Anne Shirley, but she is equally as delightful. Montgomery really lets loose with her humor in this novel, while remaining true to her "love wins in the end" style of writing. It's absolutely charming to watch the change in Valancy when she believes her life to be at it's end, the loosening of her tongue caused me to laugh out loud, and the sweet friendship turned love story between Valancy and Barney is enough to satisfy the most hopeless of romantics. All in all, a delightful read (outside of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, it's easily the best book I've read yet this year) and highly recommended!

Have YOU read The Blue Castle
What did YOU think?

8 comments:

  1. I haven't read The Blue Castle but thank you for the review. I am really wanting to read At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Byrson. My dad highly recommended it to me.

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    1. "At Home" is on my list as well, Karen! I've heard good things about it.

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  2. I think the blue castle was a bcb selection one month... but if I remember correctly I couldn't find it anywhere.
    Glad to hear that I missed out on a good one. ;)

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    1. It's available for Kindle, Molly. If you like L.M. Montgomery, you should read "The Blue Castle".

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  3. oooh I haven't read either The Blue Castle or The Kitchen Counter Cooking School but I'll keep my eye out for it! I'm just about to download Heaven is For Real and Shoot Me First. The latter is written by my friend's dad and is about their experiences as missionaries in the Thar Desert in Pakistan and in the NWFP.

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    1. Well, you need to read BOTH, Sophie!! :-) "Shoot Me First" sounds interesting. I need to look it up - is it on Amazon?

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  4. I loved this book! I had the entire set of LM Montogomery books, once upon a time, before the flood in my basement.

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