Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Twitterature

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Today I am linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share some of the best books I've read lately.  We're supposed to do "Twitter-style" reviews--under 140 characters.  I don't tweet so I'm not used to that and had to find a site to count my characters!  There is a full-length review of my favorite, War Brides if you click the title link.

War Brides by Helen Bryan
A story of five women in England during WWII that will make you finally begin to understand what that war meant for England and for Europe.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Short, extremely well-written and intriguing examination of relationships.  Must appreciate the intellectual benefits of sad events.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Written from the perspective of a teen boy with Asperger's.  A great glimpse into how the mind works.

I just realized all 3 of these books take place in England.  I seemed to read a lot of British books last year for some reason.  Enjoy and let me know if you read any of them!  Be sure to check out the others on the link-up for more great reads!

9 comments:

  1. Twitterature: The English Edition. I like it! I thought The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time was such an interesting concept. I didn't love the book, but I'm glad I read it all the same. (For a similar approach with different media, check out Claire Danes playing an autistic teen in Temple Grandin. It's great. Really.)

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    1. Haha, yes, well I think the last two were because they were our book club books while I was in an English-speaker expat book club in Germany. Those two were chosen by an Irish woman and an English woman, respectively. But even the books I chose on my own seemed to be British or Irish or just European--I guess it was just an unconscious dive into my new culture :-)

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  2. I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and I really liked it. I'm definitely interested in War Brides now, too. Thanks for the great reviews!

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  3. Just stopping by from the Twitterature Link-up. Thanks for sharing! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time sounds interesting!

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    1. It was, Sarah. I can't say I loved it, but I did feel it was beneficial as a nurse and I thought a creative idea. Just one of those books I never would have read or known about if it weren't for my book club. That's why book clubs and recommendation link-ups like this are so great!

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  4. I'll have to check out War Brides, thanks! Did you watch the BBC 1940's House when it was on a while back?

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    1. No--how old is it? We had the BBC when we lived in Germany, but in the States we don't have cable and usually just get 1 or 2 network stations with our antennae. Is it something I could rent?

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