It seems like whenever I report the news I get hostile and sarcastic, so I'm going to try to ease off a little bit.
My good friend Joy recently suggested that we should start a mini book club where we recommend books to each other and report back. I thought it sounded great so I gave her Year of Wonders and told her how fantastic it was.
Her reponse? Why not post it here so that more than us can benefit from these recommendations? Why not, indeed?
So, I've add the link to my Book Recommendations and if you read further, I'll tell you what the book is about. It's set during the Middle Ages in England and it's about this tiny little town that goes through a bout of the plague.
A good portion of the towns-folk die, but the narrator (a maid who works for the town preacher) survives and relates to the reader in the most beautiful language the story of this doomed town.
So there you have it. My first book review. Joy, you're up!