Sunday, August 31, 2008
Too Good to Sleep
I was awake into the wee hours this morning, because I could not put down a wonderful novel: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." What a charming book -- well worth the lost sleep! It's a story told in letters, of people on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel during the period during WWII when the island was occupied by the Germans. They invent a literary society to explain why some of the residents are caught out after curfew one night, and then decide that they'd better read something if they're going to run a literary society. The novel reminded me of 84 Charing Cross Road (another wonderful story told in letters, about strangers who become friends through their correspondence about books).
I highly recommend it -- but don't start it before bedtime!