My TBR pile is ever growing and this is such a great event to inspire us all to tackle our lists, read more, and enjoy books in general! Of course, with all the wonderful suggestions and giveaways, my pile grows faster than I can read – but that’s part of the fun too.
So the challenge today is to name a book you have always meant to read, but haven’t… And really may not ever get around to reading, if we’re going to be very honest…
Me? Pillars of the Earth. I have heard so many wonderful things about Ken Follet’s story, but its 983 pages have intimidated me completely. Then I went and saw the movie! That’s the worst — for now I feel I know the story and can move on. Yet, as well done as it was, I’m not sure eight episodes adequately covered Follet’s four hundred years and almost a thousand pages of description and development. I use the movie to console myself, however, for I suspect, I’ll never the crack the spine on my long sitting copy…
And, in the spirit of full disclosure… Tolstoy’s War and Peace sits next to it. 1296 pages. Need I say more?
What about you? Please tell me I’m not alone out here…
Leave a comment about the book you’ll probably never read then enter into the giveaway below. I’m giving away two ARCs of The Austen Escape, which releases on November 7th. I promise you it is much shorter than either of the novels mentioned above. 🙂
Here’s a little about the story:
Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues – particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.
But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.
Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation, work out their lives and hearts.
Please join in the fun!