On My Bookshelf: A Quick Review and A New Book

I finished reading the Clockmaker’s Daughter over the weekend and while I love Kate Morton’s books, and have them all, I was rather disappointed in this particular book. For me it was slow, choppy and extremely boring. The story timelines were all over the place and I found reading this book quite cumbersome and I dreaded picking it up each night to read.

This is the first time this particular authors story did not capture my interest or draw me into the book. Her writing in the past has been so captivating that I simply did not want to put the book down, but for this book I was not in the least captivated and I struggled to finish it.

It might have been my current frame of mind, but even that being said I’m not sure I will ever re-read this particular book and have decided not to keep it on my bookshelf. For this book, I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I have decided to start reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and I’m loving reading this book. Austen’s wit and humor makes this book so very enjoyable, and I can visually see all the characters in my head from my favorite Pride and Prejudice movie with Keira Knightley.

I’ve always been a huge Jane Austen fan and I decided to pull out my collection of Jane Austen Knits . I have often thought about parting with these magazines but simply cannot bring myself to do so. The designs in the overall collection are beautiful, and many true to form for the Regency era. Do any of you remember this issues ?

I just love these magazines!

What are you currently reading ?

8 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf: A Quick Review and A New Book

  1. I felt the same way about that title – sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations more. I’m currently reading Gods of Jade and Shadow, which I’m enjoying quite a bit! And YES! I still have all of that series of magazines from IW. There are a lot of great patterns in them.

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    1. There truly are a lot of great patterns in the Jane Austen mags Anne … will not part with them any time soon. Your book sounds interesting!


  2. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and haven’t seen one of those magazines in years (I remember the shop where I worked carried them) … is that your collection? have you made any of the pieces?

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    1. Summer has arrived here.. it’s getting warm and would prefer cooler days but I get what you’re saying. You should read it… it’s been very fun and enjoyable for me.


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