Listen, if you want to get me out of bed early on a2/13/2021, 5:34:25 PM
Listen, if you want to get me out of bed early on a Saturday morning, I’m going to have some demands. haha. BUT FIRST, TEA! . (Thanks, @coffeereadingwriting for the perfect mug) I have been up late for the past two nights making my way through “The Nightingale”. (Not finished yet, but soon. Full review to come.) I knew I wouldn’t be able to go to my January @deliciousreads book club meeting due to schedule conflicts, so I pushed reading The Nightingale back to read a couple other books first. Now I REALLY wish that I had been able to go. There are so many things that I want to talk about with this book. I’m always reluctant to read books about war. Books about war devastate me, and this one is no different. I have noticed that when I am reading about a character that could easily be me, my reading experience is much more emotional. Some times I find that I am crying for the character, but also myself, even if I have never experienced the loss. I don’t know if that’s weird or common or selfish. But this entire reading experience has been like that for me. At first I thought the descriptions of some things in this book were a little excessive. Some times the author would take time to describe little things that I thought distracted from the storyline. But then it occurred to me that all the little descriptions from the beginning made the contrast of before and after the war started prominent and the reading experience deeper. So I changed my mind, I appreciate all the descriptions, even if its made the reading longer and a bit slow. It’s gripping, heartbreaking, engaging and interesting. Anyone else read this?