Twitterature, October 2013


Now that I’m back to work part-time, I’m not able to read quite as prolifically as I did while I was on maternity leave.  However, I still managed to finish three books in the last month because I started two of them several months before.  Here are my quick “twitter-like” reviews:

The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  The coming-of-age story of a young woman who grew up in the foster system and fluently communicates in the Victorian “language of flowers” but lacks all relationship skills. I got really frustrated by the main character, but when I finally finished the book, I was pleasantly surprised with the resolution of the story.  #readtotheend #worthit

The Art Forger, B.A. Shapiro. This novel takes you inside the world of working artists, the pursuit of artistic recognition, and the people who are obsessed enough with art to steal it, as told by the artist-turned-forger. #quickfunread #wellresearched

Bread & Wine, Shauna Niequist. This series of essays about friendship, hospitality, and community are so well-written, and the recipes that go with each essay look amazing. This book inspired me to start a new moms group at my church. #sogood #imlatetothisparty #iwanttoeatallthethings


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22 thoughts on “Twitterature, October 2013

    • No, I haven’t read Priceless, I’ll have to check it out. I liked The Art Forger because it had a good “page turner” storyline but it had well-developed, complex characters, too.

    • That sounds like an excellent party idea! Maybe I can talk my book club into doing that for our December meeting. (I’m a big White Collar fan, too. I kept picturing the gallery owner in The Art Forger looking very similar to the art thief character in White Collar!)
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  1. So worth it to be better late than never on Bread and Wine. That is so cool that it inspired you to start a new group at church 🙂 It has inspired me to just invite people in my life right where it is.

  2. My book club read The Language of Flowers last Spring, and my husband and I read The Art Forger last winter. I completely agree with you about the latter being well-researched. Shapiro had an amazing grasp of the terminology and inner workings of the craft for someone who (as far as I know) is not a painter.
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  3. I haven’t been reading as much as I want. But today, I started working part-time at my day job because I have a lot of clients. Still not enough to go full-time on my own, but soon! I finished reading The Shining & now I’m halfway through Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
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    • You will love it. Such great writing, and the essay format is really nice for picking up for a quick read here and there. And don’t forget the recipes!!!

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