Friday, December 30, 2016
Friday Linkups: Bay of Sighs
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
This Week's Book Blogger Hope Question:
Your New Year's Resolution is to read a classic novel that you have never read before. What book will it be?
It's hard to narrow this one down! There are so many classics that I have yet to read but are on my TBR. I'm thinking Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. While I have read pretty much everything else Steinbeck ever wrote I somehow missed his masterpiece. Runner up is Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.
The story was told, generation by generation, in song and in story, until time misted it into myth. But some believed, as legends brought comfort.
And some knew the story was the truth.
I'm always a little nervous when Roberts starts a book when this kind of sing songy myth type language because she's started a lot of books like this and one of my biggest problems with the last trilogies is that they've felt repetitive. However, since this is the 2nd book and I loved the first book I'm all about it!
"We're all afraid, Anni."
Surprised, she looked up at him. "No one seemed afraid but me."
One of the reasons I don't like Anni who is part of the main couple in this book is because she's so oblivious. The reasons for that make sense but I thought it might be irritating as the focus of a book. However, so far I've really enjoyed it as she comes off as more vulnerable and eager than purely oblivious and I think this snippet shows that pretty well.
So what do you think? Keep reading? What classic have you not read that you really want to read?