Sunday, February 17, 2013

nearing the end

Only 50 pages left in Wolf Hall. The end is in sight! I have enjoyed every single word of this well-crafted historical novel, and I marvel at the prospect of two more volumes. Earlier this week I purchased Bring Up the Bodies in anticipation of diving in soon.

Saturday, February 09, 2013


Earlier this week, I sat down for my hour-of-power morning read, but couldn't find Wolf Hall...and, it's not a small book. A good twenty minutes of precious reading time was sucked up while I ripped apart the house looking for a chunkster with a red cover. No luck. So I cut my losses and started Kate Atkinson's forthcoming Life After Life. Wow. Just wow. Her new novel is a stand-alone about a girl who relives her life over and over. I blew through the first 50 pages and found it very much in the vein of Atkinson's earlier books Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Human Croquet but with a much more developed writing style. By the end of the day, I found Wolf Hall under the sofa . I'm currently at the 400 page mark and hope to finish over the weekend. While I'd really like to launch right into Bring Up the Bodies, which I've heard from a few readers is even better than Wolf Hall, I do need to get back to the Atkinson, which my book group is discussing at the end of the month.