Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Just a Quickie

I'm so behind on blogging, just got caught up in the excitement that was the last few days of Ravelympics, including a day of dyeing & finishing my blanket square over the weekend. So this isn't a big post, but I wanted to quick jot down a review of the book I read between the 24th & the 27th: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire.

My new favorite author! How playful with words Maguire is.

I appreciate the return of fairy tales told in the dark tradition, a la Grimm. Maguire's characters were deftly drawn, his setting historically rich, and his plot twists delightfully surprising.

All in all, a worthy re-tooling of a classic. Quite a pleasant read!
Looking forward to reading the preceding volume, Wicked. But not right away. I'm starting The Glass Castle, a memoir YARN's Sunni loaned me. Later tonight I'm going to tuck in with a lemon bar, my new book, and the heating pad. Ahhh...

(In case you are keeping track, this is book #8 of 2010, and my page total now stands at 3,821. Only 21,179 to go!)

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  1. I hope you enjoy The Glass Castle. It's quite a read. I won't say anymore because I don't want to spoil it for you.

  2. I loooove Maguire! You'll love Wicked (I hope). I have a couple of his most recent books that I need to read ... oh for more free time!

  3. If you don't have Wicked yet, I can send it to ya! It's currently looking for a new home - or off to goodwill or salvation army...hmmm, or maybe rak on rav!

  4. I haven't read that one yet but I did enjoy Wicked when I read it.

  5. I just read his book Matchless last night - there's something magical about the way he writes.


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