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?


Anonymous said...

Have you seen the movie 84 Charing Cross Rd?

Amanda said...

I need some of your good recommendations! I've been running low on the pleasure reading material.I am almost finished with "The Tipping Point", which was a required staff development read. It is actually quite fascinating as a study on human behavior and psychology...

stephanie said...

I have watched 84 Charing Cross Rd and very much enjoyed it.

Amanda...not sure what sort of pleasure reading material you enjoy, but I'm usually game to give some recommendations.

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