Sunday, February 8, 2015

Weekly Book Recap #97

I went to a book club meeting on Friday night to discuss A Room with a View by E.M. ForsterThere was a lively discussion, with the consensus being that the two movies based on the book were more enjoyable than the book itself.  In all fairness, I think it would be hard for any one author to compete with the stellar casts and cinematography of the film versions. 

Getting back to the book, one member was a cheerleader for Forster's prose, but others found it slow going.  All agreed that it was a good period piece based on its portrayal of the manners, snobbishness, and class and gender distinctions in England during the early 20th century.  

The weather is still frigid here, with additional dustings of snow from time to time.  More of the same is predicted for next week.  Looking forward to watching the Grammy Awards show and the latest installment of Downton Abbey . . . and reading, of course.

This past week's posts:
Tuesday:  First Chapter Intro
Wednesday:   Waiting on . . .
Friday:  Friday 56 & Book Beginning

The latest book recap, which is being shared on these blogs:
 Showcase Sunday banner 
2a    Week of February 1-7, 2015

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 

Finished reading . . .
Meet Your Baker   Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander:  This new cozy mystery series revolving around a bakeshop, a Shakespearean festival, troupe of actors, tourists, and local proprietors combines the perfect ingredients for a well-plotted debut. 
A Room with a View    A Room with a View by E.M. Forster:  My comments are in the opening paragraphs of this post.
Listening to . . .
18005255   Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford 

Reading now . . .
A Killer Retreat (A Downward Dog Mystery, #2)   A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber, for a Partners in Crime blog tour.  Check the blog this Thursday, February 12th for my review.
Borrowed from the library . . . a few holds came in . . . 
         WindfallenBeyond All Dreams 
                                        Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman: A MysteryAll the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8)
Windfallen by Jojo Moyes, Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden, Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen, and All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy
What did you read this week?  
. . . What did you add to your shelves or wish list?  
. . . . . . What are you reading next?

Enjoy life with books . . .


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