Monday, August 02, 2010

Musing Mondays (8.2.10)

Musing Mondays2 This week’s musing asks: 

What book tops your TBR (to be read) pile right now? Is it something you own, or something you have to borrow, or something you’ll be purchasing? Why do you want to read it so badly?


 
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At the top of my TBR pile is A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. I have seen a ton of reviews of this book and knew that I wanted to read it and finally purchased a copy this past week. Of course, I have a few books to read for reviews before I get to it, but it is helping me to spend more time reading and less time surfing the blogosphere - great motivator!



Here's a blurb about the book from Amazon:
When vintage clothing expert Phoebe Swift decides to abandon her career as a Sotheby’s auctioneer, she opens London’s Village Vintage, selling only the best recycled designer duds. However, it isn’t long before we discover that the cupcake dresses and alligator clutches that populate her quaint neighborhood shop aren’t Phoebe’s only baggage. Reeling from the death of a close friend and the subsequent collapse of her wedding engagement, Phoebe is in need of a change. She certainly loves the clothing she sells for its history, but it takes a new and profound friendship with the elderly client Mrs. Bell to show Phoebe to care for herself in the same way. Although the novel is sometimes predictable, UK best-seller Wolff keeps us entertained by sending a few courtiers Phoebe’s way and threading intriguing wartime historical fiction into Mrs. Bell’s backstory. Readers with a passion for couture fashion will appreciate (and feel vindicated by!) Wolff’s well-researched and intricate descriptions of beautiful, significant vintage pieces. While the dialogue is occasionally a bit bloated, this book is a smooth read with enough flair and fun for the beach or the pool

What about you?

7 comments:

  1. Yes, there are always those books you need to read and review...but sometimes you have have to read the book you really want to read.

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  2. I don't have a TBR ...not really. I do have books I haven't read yet...but I am a mood reader...it really does depend on my mood as to what I will actually read next. Here' s mine

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  3. I can't wait to read A Vintage Affair. Sadly there are 44 holds on it through my library system so it's going to be a while.

    ~Jenn

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  4. I read this book a few weeks ago, it was a fun summer read, I enjoyed it, hope you enjoy it as well. When I finished it, I donated it to my local library, since they didn't have a copy of it.

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  5. Sounds like a good one. Enjoy.

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  6. This one sounds lovely...and fun. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I have this one on my list...it sounds so good.

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