Hey all 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed the last few reviews. I have really enjoyed working with Sam and Flo and hope I can get a few more people involved in reviews when I am busy. Sam already has a book waiting for him when he gets home that he has promised me he will review!
So much for my summer off! I have managed to get my self into 3 jobs and reading has been segregated to only train journeys and at bedtime.Thus the slow progress on my very exciting ‘to read’ pile.
I am currently reading a very different genre than I normally go for… Historical Drama. Science fiction, fantasy, crime drama, a lot of teen vampire flicks are normally what I spend the most of my time reading, but I have really fallen in love with “Queen of Silks” by Vanora Bennett.
I inherited this book from my Dad’s late godmother (RIP London Mary) with a selection of other books that she had in her home. She was a passionate reader and we had shared books with her for a number of years. This one however doesn’t look like it has ever been read before, but I hope in her final weeks she had lots of other great books to read.
The book was originally published as “Figures of Silk” back in 2008 but I am reading the paper back version printed in 2009. As I have already mentioned I haven’t read any historical style novels before so I wasn’t expecting the rich content (I wouldn’t know if it was accurate!) mixed in with more recognisable themes of ambition, feminism, romance and adultery.
If it doesn’t really sound your thing, I wouldn’t blame you! I only picked this book up to read first as it was the smallest (mainly because it is a paperback) and would be lightest to read on the train. However I have been drawn into it, and found myself sat at Portsmouth Harbour station, sat on the train, reading speedily to reach the end of the chapter before I have to get off so the train can go back in the other direction!
Look out for the review when I have finished it! I would love for you guys to give a new genre a try as you never know – you might find a real gem!
What genre is your favourite normally? Have you been surprised by a new genre?
Please comment and let me know, I would love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading,