Bel Canto was our May book club choice. It was a reread for several of the members, but for me it was my very first time. I'm now wondering why on earth I left it so long to read.Bel Canto is a glorious story about the power of song to soothe the beast within us all … Continue reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to get my thoughts together about The Song of Achilles, but sitting down to write about my response to this amazing story is probably a story in itself!It was during my early high school days that my love of history developed. My first history class … Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I read Fugitive Pieces around about the time it won the Orange Prize for Fiction (which is now the Women's Prize).I fell in love with Anne Michaels ability to weave magic with her words. I remember being completely under her spell for the entire story. I felt bereft when it finished.When I recently spotted that … Continue reading The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels
Call me crazy, but I've joined another challenge. The Orange Prize Project.Crazy!!If reading 75 classics in 5 years for the Classics Club wasn't enough to keep me busy, I'm also reading Booker, Nobel, Pulitzer and now, Orange prize winning books!But I figure that it wont be that hard for five reasons.1. a number of the books … Continue reading Orange you glad I joined the party?
Well, here we again folks...nomination time. The Pulitzer came and went with no winner for fiction. The Costa Book Award was won by Andrew Miller for his book 'Pure'. The Indie Book Award went to Anna Funder for 'All That I Am'. The shortlist is out there for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Miles … Continue reading Children’s Book Council Shortlist 2012