I'm reading a new book! Finally! I haven't been reading much lately... working two jobs and only getting paid by one, along with making an extravagant Halloween costume, numerous crafts, and attempting to have a social life, I just haven't had the time!
I'm still reading Little Big. I think I mentioned before that that is a book that you need to sit down and read for hours at a time. I can't just pick it up here and there. I love it still. I just don't have the time or attention span right now.
So the other day when I was at the book store, killing time before my shift, I found one that I just couldn't resist.
My mom had told me about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society a few months ago, but I guess I had forgotten about it. Anyway, it's an epistolary novel that was written this century!!! Most books written in letters back and forth between people don't sell very well. It doesn't mean that they are not good, they just aren't a popular form of literature anymore.
So you see why I had to buy it. A new York time best seller.
It's also really nice to have a book that I can read on the bus on the way to work. I tried that a couple of times with Little Big and almost missed my stop, and then didn't want to work because I was too busy reading.
This one,though, is a bit easier to put down. It's really good, and really interesting. funny. and thoughtful. But since it is written in letters, there are more breaks.
It takes place after WWII. It's letters between a British author, her friends and publisher, and people involved in a Literary society on Guernsey island. The author has a highly amusing voice, and the literary society has a unique story to tell.
I'm not too far into it, but I think that I would recommend it.