It is that time of the year when reading a good book is one of my favorite pastimes. Cuddled up on the couch with the winter sun shining in and a soft blanket wrapped around me, with a cup of hot chocolate waiting to cool so I can sip its richness, and a good book is hard to beat.
I just completed "The Chaperone" a novel that was enjoyed by most all of our bookclub group that met last night. Briefly it was the story of a woman who was hired to escort and chaperone a young, Louise Brooks, to New York City while she was taking dance lessons at the prestigious Denishawn Dance Studio. The setting was 1922 with subjects like homosexuality, birth control, women's rights, secrets and private lives all brought to the forefront in this engaging novel. Spanning the life of the "chaperone" it opened our eyes to just how brave these early women were.
I have started reading Tana French's "In the Woods"....can't give you a review because right now I am only on chapter two but it is a murder mystery set in Dublin, Ireland. One of the two detectives who is investigating the death of a young girl experienced such trauma as a child in the same woods that the murder victim was discovered that he cannot remember the incident. The two incidents are so similar that perhaps he will uncover, not only the current murder, but perhaps his past as well. I enjoy a good mystery and I am hoping I can recommend this when I am complete.
So what are some of your favorite reads and are you like me and love to snuggle up with a good book on these cold winter days? Share some of your favorites, love good recommendations.
"Going to the grocery store is just not a priority when the fate of a fictional character is hanging in the balance." Unknown
Until next time....