Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just a heads up ...

I've chosen my book for November, so I'll let you know so you can snag a copy. Don't worry, it's not non-fiction again. :) It could very well be my favorite fictional book I've ever read. A friend lent me her copy a few years back telling me it was her favorite book of all time, and I skeptically snuggled into a reading chair and opened to the first page. Oh my heart-throbbing, magical, take-me-to-another-world experience. I loved it. Love it. Will always love it. I hope you do too.

Here's the review:

As the only daughter and youngest child of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters, Sorcha grows up protected and pampered by her six older brothers. When a sorceress's evil magic ensorcels Colum's sons, transforming them into swans, only Sorcha's efforts can break the curse. Marillier's first novel uses a familiar Celtic legend to tell the story of a young woman's sacrifice for the sake of those she loves and her own discovery of unexpected joy in the midst of sorrow. The author's keen understanding of Celtic paganism and early Irish Christianity adds texture to a rich and vibrant novel that belongs in most fantasy collections.

Also, what do you say to being a little more structured with this club thing? Can we agree to start discussing the book starting the Monday of the last full week of the month? Or is part of the appeal of this book club the laid back, do it whenever we get around to it vibe? I'm totally fine with either, I'm just throwing this idea out there. :)

5 comments:

Mary said...

Shelli, I know how many books you've read, so of course I'm fascinated by the one you single out as your favorite! I've been wanting to read this one ever since you first told me about it.

Jaclyn said...

Just ordered my copy off of Amazon-- I'm so excited!

I'm fine either way with setting a discussion date or just posting when the wind blows... I'll go with the majority vote!

Mandy said...

I prefer the more casual way, but that is only because I currently only have access to the internet once or twice a week.

Shelli, this book looks really interesting, I haven't read a fantasy novel in ages!

Shelli said...

I also have an extra copy I'm willing to give someone. Does anyone want it?

Catherine said...

I have reserved mine at the library. Hopefully it will be available soon. Sorry I did not comment about the last book. Maybe I will in a few dates. Life has been crazy. Loving all the suggestions of books to read!!!