I appreciate when a book is written from a different perspective than most books. Or maybe it’s not so much that the perspective is different, but that the writing style isn’t what you might have expected when you began.
- The Book Thief is written from death’s perspective.
- The Screwtape Letters is made up purely of letters written from one character (Screwtape) to his nephew (Wormwood).
- Similarly, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is also made up entirely of letters, but they aren’t all from the same character, nor are they written to the same character.
Black Beauty is a book about a horse named Black Beauty, and it’s written from the horse’s own perspective.
Continue reading “Book Nook: Black Beauty – Anna Sewell” →
I took a longer detour than normal after reading book 4 of the Anne of Green Gables series, but we made it back after 14 other books.
I’ll still be reading other books in between books 6-8, but I promise to not make those breaks quite as long.
Continue reading “Book Nook: Anne’s House of Dreams – L.M. Montgomery” →
This is one of those books that I’d heard of before, but I had no idea what to expect. I simply saw the title and thought, “Hey, I know that title. I should get it.”
I realize that probably isn’t the best way to try new things. You can’t just assume that popularity = quality.
However, I bought the book and took it with me on a recent trip to California. I needed something to do inside while it was 108 degrees outside.
Continue reading “Book Nook: The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd” →
I just finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia. After sticking to an entire 7-book series, how did I celebrate?
By reading about drug addiction.
I needed something different, and, by golly, I got something different.
Continue reading “Book Nook: Broken – William Cope Moyers” →