Wednesday, March 17, 2010


As always, I've been reading. This week I finished The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. I picked it up because the premise reminded me of a combination of 84 Charing Crossroad (do you ever wonder when I'll stop mentioning this book? Probably never, because it's so fabulous.) and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Set during the beginning stages of WW2, the story follows three main women--Friankie, Iris, and Emma--as their lives run parallel and eventually intersect. They were interesting characters, but I found Emma to be the only character I sympathized with and that was merely because I felt sorry for her. Frankie is an American radio reporter stationed in London; Iris is the postmaster in a small Massachusetts town; Emma is the young doctor's wife in the same town.

While I enjoyed the book, it fell short of my expectations. I found myself rather confused in the beginning--some of the minor characters were not introduced very clearly--and it took me a good 70 pages to get into the book. That being said, reading the book wasn't a waste of time, it just wasn't a book I'd pick up again.

What have you been reading?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


It's been over a month since I posted. Jeremy informed me the other day that this has done little for my readership (which, of course, I'd already thought about).

So, here I am again.

Unfortunately I have no pictures of our new place yet. Honestly, I still have too many boxes around to want to share photos anyway. But, we are settling in slowly and are pleased with our little apartment-house. This place has more of a snug house feel than an apartment, which I find rather comforting. It's an old place and we're learning the intricacies of the creaking, uneven wood floors; doors that are forever ajar; and circuits that overload.

This is brief, I know, but I plan to be back soon, my Friends!
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