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Sunday Salon and some giveaway winners


Is it really Sunday again? Hard to believe that another week has flown by. It’s a quiet day today, but my dad has football going full-force, and my parents are celebrating their 34th anniversary today!

In reading, this week I’ve completed:
The King’s Mistress, by Emma Campion
The Lady Queen, by Nancy Goldstone

Currently I’m struggling through AS Byatt’s new book, coming out at the beginning of next month:The Children's Book. It’s very hard to connect with any of the characters, plus the author describes every. Single. Little. Thing. I really want to like AS Byatt’s books (I’m the only person I’ve ever met who was lukewarm about Possession), but I find it very hard to like them. Do you have an author like that, where you keep reading their work, hoping to like them—but just not?

Also, I forgot to choose winners for my two-week-old context for Michelle Moran’s Cleopatra’s Daughter… so they are:

Irene Yeates
Scapettajunkie
Melissa at Shhh I’m Reading

Please e-mail me with your mailing addresses, and I’ll get the books out to you right away. Coming up this week I have some reviews scheduled, plus I'll have another giveaway (and I promise I won't be such a flake about it!

Comments

Kristen M. said…
You're not the only one ... I didn't even get through a quarter of Possession before I gave up. I just didn't feel that it had any rhythm to it. I may try it again in the future but then I may not. And it kind of turned me off to Byatt altogether.
Marg said…
I haven't even tried. It doesn't really even interest me that much despite the rave reviews that the book seems to get all the time.
decklededges said…
Actually, I'm with you on Possession. My entire book club felt pretty lukewarm about it. We appreciated it more once we discussed it and dug a bit deeper into the book, but I'm still not feeling compelled to pick up another Byatt book.
Susan said…
I started Possession in the spring, and i still haven't finished it! I enjoyed the student university rivalry, but I know what you mean about her characters seeming distant and cold - that's my problem with Possession, too. I'm halfway through, and reading it mostly because this part is set in Yorkshire, where I lived for a year! The story is interesting, but it takes so LONG to get anywhere.

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