" 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,' was wonderful and I finished it in 48 hours. There is so much in the book. Characters worthy of Chaucer and beautiful language. The slow reveal of plot. The joy of watching two people who used to be in love. The examination of faith in a modern world. Thanks for sharing it."
I am delighted to start the Buttercupland weekly book chats with words by K. Not only is she one of the dearest people I know and a friends of 44 years (!), but she is a voracious and thoughtful reader. She's the first person I turn to to ask the question "What are you reading?" I am hoping that K. will be back often with some of her favorite books this year.
I read "The Unlikely Pilgrimage..." too, and enjoyed it immeasurably. I like books where "mature" characters are featured. I think too often those who are sixty plus are depicted as cardboard grannies and grandpas, ready to settle down in a rocking chair for the rest of their lives.
There is no formal rating system here. I'm leaning towards the informal ratings of 1)loved it, 2)liked it a lot and 3)liked it. I'm not a critic, but a devoted reader. If I -- or one of my guest bloggers didn't enjoy the book -- we won't be chatting about it. I'm a reading a Finnish mystery and liking it, and I will chat about it next week.
I have a fun day tomorrow -- blog post to come -- and a giveaway planned to post about tomorrow evening. Keep cozy and thanks for visiting!
What are you reading?