Okay, so I think I’m over the lessons I learned. Instead, Books! I have a few to share this time.
A Classic (And my favorite book of all time):
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
““It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.”
Oh, how I love, love, love this book. I’ve reread it many times. I need to reread it soon. Several of the movies are pretty good as well. JUST READ IT. (Sense and Sensibility ties with this book. It will be my S book. Because it is also awesome. Plus Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant are in the best movie version)
Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce
“Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.
Books in order: First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight”
I love Tamora Pierce. I discovered her in high school. She has several books out. The great thing is that many of them connect together. You don’t have to read them all, but the characters are in the same world, and interact and it makes it just that much better. She has several scheduled to come out, of which I am eagerly awaiting. All of her books are FANTASTIC! There are two different sets, basically – one world with magic, and the other still with magic but a different kind. The other series with magic is the Circle Series and wonderful.
I actually emailed her in when I was in high school and she emailed back with advice 🙂
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
“Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie’s grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, she can’t refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest–to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.
As the pieces of Deliverance’s harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem’s dark past then she could have ever imagined.
Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the 1690s and a modern woman’s story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation.”
I love Salem, and Salem history. So this book was fascinating to me. It is very well written, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. She will be at the Bookfest this Saturday in Bowling Green. I met her last year and she is very nice!