Friday Morning Bookclub

March 5, 2010

Books That Keep You Reading Until The Wee Hours Of The Night

Filed under: Favorite Books,Literary Tidbits,The Linnet Bird — susanbright @ 7:39 pm

This Month’s Books, The Linnet Bird is one of those books! I just couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed the book from page one, but when Linny joins the “fishing fleet” and leaves London for India the book really got interesting. Imagine a boat full of young unmarried women leaving London and going to Calcutta to find a husband. Next Somers Ingram enters Linny’s life! What an intriguing /evil character. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next!

 To learn more about the “fishing fleet” and see an actual passeger list of one that departed from London in October of 1853, check this out!

http://ancestorsonboard.wordpress.com/2007/02/08/fishing-fleet-found-in-bt27-passenger-lists/

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7 Comments »

  1. Another book which deals with this subject of the fishing fleet somewhat is “East of the Sun” by Julia Gregson.

    Comment by Janine — March 7, 2010 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

    • Janine,I was reading about the book East Of The Sun. Would you recommend it?

      Comment by susanbright — March 8, 2010 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  2. Just finished Jodi Piccoult’s new novel, House Rules. It follows the Poccoult formula of taking a complex situation and telling it from a variety of characters’ points of view. This book is about Asperger’s Syndrome. You really learn a lot about this disability and it is a suspenseful murder mystery. For all of you Piccoult fans, you are in for another great read.

    Comment by Lois Rothberg — March 14, 2010 @ 1:22 am | Reply

  3. All of Picoult’s books are such page turners. I don’t know how she comes up with so many hot,yet controversial topics with a twist at the end! She is an amazing story teller. I will have to pick up a copy of House Rules.

    Comment by susanbright — March 14, 2010 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  4. My daughter just started reading “House Rules”, and she commented that Jane Austen had been posthumously diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I thought that that was interesting since we have just read “Pride and Prejudice”.

    Comment by Esther — March 14, 2010 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

  5. I read “The Road” by Cormack McCarthy about a year or two ago. It continues to be my favorite. Looking forward to the release of the movie with Viggo M. playing the lead.

    Comment by April B. — March 16, 2010 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  6. Welcome April! Thank you for your book recommendation. I will have to check it out.

    Comment by susanbright — March 16, 2010 @ 6:46 pm | Reply


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