I started to delete the following post – then decided that it would be more fun to just explain what I was trying to do!
I belong to an on-line book club. We have assigned monthly readings – and I’ve not been great about keeping up. It just takes me time to find a specific book, start reading it, finish reading it – and then review it. I’m good for about 1 in 10. So I was feeling bad about not keeping up – decided that since I could get a free (ibook – gotta love it) copy of a Tale of 2 Cities – I’d read that one.
Then I go on the review site – and one gal is talking about the total page-flipper that is the Divergent series. I’m plodding thru Tale of 2 Cities – she’s living the easy read life of the 3rd book in that series.
What can I say. I got a bit annoyed – and flung back the following post. And stupidly forgot to see who I was when I did it! So I posted as the Montreal Madame.com
Silly blonde moment. Sorry.
I will get back to posting here – I promise!
It’s unfair if someone (you know who you are) cheats by reading the book I wanted to be reading instead. I mean if we’re going to the Divergent series – let’s do it.
But assigning book A – and then reviewing Book D (hee, hee – Divergent – get it) – that’s so unfair.
I too am reading another book – a wonderful one that a real page flipper by Faye Kellerman called Blindman’s Bluff. But I’m also flipping my way thru Tale of 2 cities like the good solider I am.
Well – ok – guilt – I didn’t read last months – or the months before that. But I was skiing. It’s hard to read while skiing.
On to my take on the Tale.
I’m about 1/3 of the way thru. It was a free download on iBooks – my kind of price range – so that’s a huge part of my willingness to read it. I get frustrated by libraries. I mean you guys live in the land of sunshine and warm days. I’m battling 12 foot tall snow drifts, frigidly cold winds, and generally lousy weather. Libraries are out.
A lot better than I remember it. That said – I might not have ever read it. I mean the opening – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – who hasn’t heard that. But never mind – the story reminds me a bit of a Tarzan book with Jane Austin over-tones. The same people keep ‘happening’ to run into each other – over and over and over again.
And who killed the Marquis? I think that’s a critical issue – but that topic is skirted around while the author flounders around fishlike (see I can stick to one image for most of a sentence) in the ilght and dark. I’m going for the guy that had his child run over by the Marguis’s carriage.
And who is she going to marry? I’m up to 2 or is it 3 proposals or at least heavily hinted at proposals – and the young lady in question is still taking care of her father.
(Can I read Divergent series too? We can discuss it!)