Reading and Rambling

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Legacy ...

I have become completely engrossed in this story ... I love the alternation of past and present, feeling on edge when it shifts from Caroline's story in the early 20th century, to Erica's in the present.  Each alternation now leaves me desiring answers, and I find it difficult to put the book down, and a need to read on when one section ends ....  Caroline's story is now clear, but Erica's understanding of it is not, and there is still the mystery of what happened to cousin Henry to be revealed.  This book is a classic one I love, and I cannot wait to continue reading - I love this <3

Friday, January 14, 2011


Hello blog,

Remember me??? I am sorry I have been so neglectful x x  I have to admit that I have not been reading enough, and I certainly have not been writing :( 

What am I reading?? Well, after many false starts on Extremely Close, Incredibly Loud and Bereft, for example, I have finally settled on Katherine Webb's The Legacy.  It is an historical fiction novel, which I love, and it has engaged me with its past-present structure that develops the plot in an intriguing style.  I do enjoy the classic past-present, and look forward to the fusion of plot lines :)  Naturally, I love the setting of Stornton Manor, an old mansion with history yet to be fully revealed, including the past story of Caroline and the present narrative of sisters, Erica and Beth, and the mystery of what happened to cousin Henry .....

I MUST make an effort to progress with my reading ... only two weeks left of holidays :( !!!!