“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
- Jane Austen
Happy New Year! 2014 provides a new chapter in our lives- a fresh start to new aspirations, and be a better, brighter you.
While I am excited to see old faces, I am also very thrilled to be welcoming new ones to our book club!
I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying our latest book club pick- this month, we journey into a Icelandic world...
Summary: Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.
Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.
Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?
Make sure to vote for a date for our next meeting! I have made a Doodle for everyone to take a look. Vote here!The February Selections will be arriving at your inbox shortly.
Will you be taking the 50 Book Pledge? or the Reading Bingo Challenge!(Note: its still at 2013, but the board is still good!)
Until our next meeting, stay warm and happy reading!