Here’s another card from Theclockworkbook. The top card is the blank card. The bottom is marked with my symbols. Brown X for read, Orange circle for have and want to read, and pink circle is for want to read, but don’t have yet. I could have done better on it, but I can still work on it.
I enjoyed this book. I knew going in that it was going to be a difficult subject, but I had no idea! I am very unfamiliar with Canadian history, so I found myself looking things up as I went along. One of the benefits of historical fiction is that the facts are researchable.
I didn’t know, up until the very end, where the story was taking the reader. It was torture, but it got me to the point where I couldn’t put the book down. It was definitely worth reading.
I picked this up for bookclub. I never would have picked it up otherwise. I never really got into it. The entire time I was reading it, I kept getting like I missed something. I eventually looked up the summary online, and found that I wasn’t missing the major points, but that the book was just wordy.
A lot of the people in bookclub loved it, and it seemed to be the wordiness that they enjoyed, as descriptive as it was. It was a turn off to me. I. Would only recommend this to someone who had a lot of free time and enjoyed poetry. It was not the book for me, though.
The above linked article talks about The Crown on Netflix. These books are recommended if you’re a fan of the show.
- The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 Robert Lacey
- The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 Robert Lacey
- Elizabeth the Queen Sally Bedell Smith
- Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen Dexter Palmer
- Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)Shrabani Basu
- The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II Karen Dolby
- Our Rainbow QueenSali Hughes
- ClementineSonia Purnell
Jennifer Weiner has been interviewing and touring for her new book. The above linked article is an interview with her about killing off chick lit and about her 16th book, Mrs. Everything.