We've not been very active on the blog recently. I'm going through a patch were I'm not sure what sort of book I'm in the mood for. I have a stack of at least 5 books waiting for me! Usually when I'm not reading it's because I don't have anything to read! I'm still reading The Picture of Dorian Gray which isn't a very big book!! I was hoping to have it read in time to see the new adaptation, but it's not in theatres any more. Unless there are any huge objections for Novemember and December I'll pick an easy read for the book of the month. I thought of skipping the crazy busy holiday season, but I worry about losing book of the month! Just because it's slow now doesn't mean it always will be!! I am open to suggestions, please leave a comment to this post! I have also been bad at checking the email I'll try to be better at that! So, if you have any recommendations or reviews you'd like to do please email us!! Or if you just have a list of some of your favorite books or even a favorite author I'm happy to do some research and write a post about them! Keep Reading!!! ~Lisa
Hilary Mantel (the bookmakers' hot favourite) has been named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for Wolf Hall, published by Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins.
'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.'
England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor.Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages. From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
It doesn't have to be this exact book! :0) I was thinking the two stories we should read are The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart they are similar and short! ;0) Then we can discuss whatever other Edgar Allen Poe stories we've read and talk about our favorites and so on! Please leave comments or email us if you are having problems finding the two stories in the same book. Also for the month of October if you have a list of horror, sci-fi, or mystery stories that are your favorite please send them our way and we'll post them!! Or if you just have a favorite author of those genres!! Keep Reading!!!