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 ?

On My Bookshelf: A Finish

What a nice-looking fellow he is,” said Marilla absently. ”I saw him in church last Sunday and he seemed so tall and manly. He looks a lot like his father did at the same age. John Blythe was a nice boy. We used to be real good friends, he and I. People called him my beau.”

Anne looked up with swift interest. ” Oh Marilla— and what happened”

– Anne of Green Gables

I just finished reading Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. The quote above was what sparked the author to write this book, as she, like a few of us, often wondered what really happened between Marilla and John Blythe. This book did give a decent glimpse into the early life of Marilla and her brother Matthew, but they were not the strong characters, other than Rachel, that was portrayed in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books.

Written from Marilla’s point of view, the author broke the book down into three parts. Part One “Marilla of Green Gables” is set in 1837, Part Two “Marilla of Avonlea” is set in 1838-1839 and Part Three “Marilla’s House of Dreams” is set in 1860. For me personally I enjoyed the the first two parts of the book but found the last part, and the last few chapters doubtful and unappealing, only because of the way Lucy Maud Montgomery portrayed Marilla. I’m not saying that this could not have been the case, but I personally do not see it as being plausible.

All in all I am giving this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️