Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Distant Hours

Hmmm maybe it should be called the lost hours. I was so looking forward to reading another Kate Morton book, I loved The Shifting Fog (House at Riverton) but this is just so tedious. It’s set in 3 different years & each time you feel like something is going to be revealed we change decades. I guess I’ll slog on, I’d hate to give up on the first book of the year, I very rarely don’t finish a book.

Mind you I do have incentive to finish, in the past 2 days I’ve bought 5 more books. Another Marian Keyes ‘The Brightest Star in the Sky,’ 2 Fay Weldon’s, another Katie Fford, lightweight but fun, & PD James Death Comes to Pemberley which sounds fabulous. PD James loves the work of Jane Austen, & as a top crime writer, she has set her murder story in the lives of Mr Darcy & his lovely wife Elizabeth 6 years after their marriage.

3 comments:

Polly Dolly said...

I hate it when you have read so much of a book and you just do not enjoy it. You have more willpower than me, I usually just give up xx

Marg H said...

Fabulous - some more reading recommendations. I have found Marian Keyes - could download "Rachel's Story" on to my e-reader for 99 cents. Bargain! It's the same family as "Watermelon" - which I'm still hoping to track down. Found a $5 Bookstore. I love Jane Austen and PD James so will definitely look for that one. Haven't read a Fay Weldon in years. Thanks for keeping us informed - feel like I'm in a Book Club!! Cheers

Marg H said...

Downloaded the PD James Book Death Comes to Pemberley. Have started reading it - finished Rachel's Story - it was a good light read for January. Will look for more of hers. Death Comes to Pemberley is a great read - hard to put down! Reminds me of Jane herself in writing style. Thanks for putting me on to it!