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Saturday, December 18, 2010

My December reading. Am I nuts?

I'm truly enjoying the book my neighbor shared with me. I've been wanting to read this for two years, since the amazing guide (thanks, Julie!) at Chartres Cathedral told his tourists that Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was THE book to read about the building of the cathedral. So I'm just going with the flow and enjoying the story. And it's taking me to a whole new place. I'd stopped reading books that were this lengthy for various reasons, but so far I'm not ready to abandon this tome.

 However, when this quote popped up on my google page this morning, I paused to wonder if there's a message here I should consider...

The covers of this book are too far apart.
  - Ambrose Bierce


Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Love that quote which I am taking as a messge to me as a writer as much as a reader.

I have never read Ken Follett but right now, for the purposes of my WIP I want to know about the building of cathedrals. So your post comes at the perfect time. Might have to get to the library for that one.

Augusta Scattergood said...

How right you are, Joyce! I've cut quite a few words from my revision, all unnecessary to begin with. Follett could have cut a few himself, but it's easy reading so far.