I've got about ten minutes until Deeds wakes up from his nap, and then I whisk the kiddos off to Wednesday night supper. So instead of getting started on the (8 dozen!!) cookies I am supposed to have baked by tomorrow, or folding and putting away laundry (the absolute horror!), I'm curled up with a Miss Marple and a chai tea latte. Bliss.
My Agatha Christie put me in mind of two absolutely amazing books I recently read. Solely because of the time frame and location- there is little else in common.
I read Kate Atkinson's "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" a number of years ago, and adored it. Then I forgot about how much I love her brilliant writing (and use of parenthetical, ha!).
When I picked up "Life After Life" from the library, my own life came to a bit of a standstill, as I could not stop reading it.
Reminiscent of a Pick your Own Adventure, except the author enthralls us with the different ways the heroine's life could have gone- primarily set in Britain between WWI and WWII.
You will vacillate between sadness and pleasure as the book twists and turns through different outcomes. It's unlike anything I have had the pleasure of reading before.
Y'all know how awful I am at book reviews, but go to the library, bookstore, or kindle immediately and procure a copy of each. Clear your calendars and get reading!