Monday, September 24, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is on a monthly blog tour and for the month of September it is being hosted by BookNAround.

This week I got two must-reads from

The first is Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes (aka The Taste of Sorrow), by Jude Morgan.  I absolutely loved Morgan's Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets.  I have yet to read a novelized version of the Brontes that I like--I loved Elizabeth Gaskell's bio of Charlotte, which many say had lots of fiction in it, but the straight novels have never touched the right chord for me.  I'll be reporting back soon...well, soonish.  I seem to be in the middle of a lot of books right now, and CANNOT start another one yet.

The second is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I didn't even know this novel existed until I saw the movie last spring and was blown away by how good it was.  Now, I'm eager to see whether the novel is as good as the movie, which is the only 9/11-based work I've experienced.


  1. Charlotte and Emily should be very interesting! Hope you like it.

  2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close sounds like an emotional read. Nice mailbox!

  3. I was so upset during Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close but it is really well done. Very emotional read.

  4. Everyone seems to be talking about "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". I have neither seen the movie nor read the book.

    However I will see the movie soon and hopefully will get to the book.

    I would love to hear your thoughts when you read it.

  5. Charlotte and Emily looks good. I like the photo on the cover of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.


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  6. I liked the book but enjoyed the movie more --Extremely Loud and Incrediably Close.

    Hope u have been doing well Jane.

  7. I haven't seen Charlotte & Emily before; I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on it. I just recently picked up Extremely Loud as well after having enjoyed the movie, too. My daughter laughed at me: "I suppose you're going to cry clear through that, too?" Maybe!

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