Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Sunday Salon 08.30.09

Happy Sunday!

I got a bit of reading done this week. Finished two books. The first of which was Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt which - to put it mildly - I loved it. One of my favorites books I've read this year. I also watched the film, which I was less than enthusiastic about, except for the period scenes, which I just adored. I'd also like to get my hands on some of Byatt's other work.

I also finally finished 1776 by David McCullough. Fantastic book for anyone enthusiastic about learning about The American Revolution, which incase you haven't noticed, I am. I started the book Nathanael Greene: A Biography by Gerald M. Carbone which is a biography about Washington's favorite general. After I finish, I have biographies lined up about another loyal Washington general: Henry Knox and one about Washington himself.

I'm close to finishing Indiscretion by Jude Morgan. I have to say, it's very Georgette Heyer-esque. I am really loving it. The dialogue is so fantastic that the characters' personalities just jump off the page.

The other day I also started The Meaning of Night: A Confession by Michael Cox. It's a hefty dark novel set in the 1850s. It'll probably take me a bit to read it.

Last but not least, I received the Me-To-You award from Jenny at TakeMeAway. Thanks!

I hope today and the rest of the week goes smoothly for everyone. :)


Jenny said...

I might have said this before but I didn't know Possession was a book until a few weeks ago! I loved the movie back when I saw it so I'm assuming I'll love the book even more!

Christy B said...

Since you loved the movie, then you'll love the book! The modern day story is 10x better in the book. I felt it was choppy in in the film. The period story is gorgeous in both book and film form.