I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!
It’s been a busy past few weeks. My mama was in the hospital, then it was Christmas and holiday time and even though I finished “Wolf Hall” a few weeks ago now, I didn’t have time to write a review for it. So much has happened since I finished it and I dove write into “Sarum,” etc. etc, excuses, excuses… anyway, I don’t know that I can write a proper review that would do the novel justice now.
But the good news is that I will be reading the sequel “Bringing up the Bodies” soon so I will make sure to write a thrilling review for that to make up for it. I know you’re upset. Dry your eyes. It’ll be ok. Here’s a picture of me blowing out the candles on my birthday cake to cheer you up. You’re welcome.
On to bigger things… SARUM! (did you hear the angels harmonize as you read that?) I am halfway through this fascinating book and I am loving it and learning so much about British history. What a perfect holiday read. I’ve always felt the holidays were meant for epic things: Star Wars or Indiana Jones marathons, reading the entire Chronicle of Narnia series, eating as much candy in one sitting as you possibly can, or reading a 900 page novel that sweeps the entire history of England. What could be better?
Furthermore, reading a novel that basically starts at the very beginning of our (or maybe I should say “my”) ancestor’s history offers a lot of perspective. And perspective is such a key thing to have when starting the new year. For example, I feel really lucky to have running water and the right to vote.
But seriously folks, I do look back on 2012 and feel very lucky. I have a great collection of family and friends that I adore and I was able to go on a few incredible trips, which were amazing. And I am feeling really hopeful for 2013. Afterall, this is the final year of my 20’s. I feel like this is the last year that I can get away with getting so drunk that I barf all over myself and pass out in a ditch. Once I’m 30, it will just be pathetic.
Anyway, looking forward to start Book#1 for the 50 Book Pledge!