my latest read

A while ago, I read this post on one of my favorite blogs about a book club that this blogger will be starting. She’s a New Yorker and I plan on attending. It will be a bunch of people I don’t know, but isn’t that what makes life fun.

Anyway, the book she chose was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Ann Barrows. I had never heard of it, nor did I research it. I just trusted that it would be good, purchased it on my Kindle, and jumped right in. 
It was so good. Beautifully written and so enjoyable. I underlined (digitally, of course) so many passages. One of my favorite is about marriage. I only hope I’m so lucky to feel exactly like this someday:

All my life I thought that the story was over when the hero and heroine were safely engaged–after all, what’s good enough for Jane Austen ought to be good enough for anyone. But it’s a lie. The story is about to begin, and every day will be a new piece of the plot.

Isn’t that a lovely thought?

There’s another one that I also loved, probably because it was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment:

Think of it! We could have gone on longing for one another and pretending not to notice forever. This obsession with dignity can ruin your life if you let it. 

And finally, this one that just perfectly articulated how I feel about marriage:

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.

If you’re looking for something to read that is both well written and absolutely delightful with brilliant characters, I highly recommend this book.

7 thoughts on “my latest read

  1. You could not have posted this at a more perfect time. I have been searching high and low for a good book to read next week while on vacation and nothing has stood out to me. This sounds perfect, and I will be picking this up tomorrow before we leave on Saturday! Thank you!

  2. Oh i LOVE those passages! You've sold me on reading this book. I've been hearing good things but now I'm definitely going to read it.Don't you just love bookclubs?!

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