Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall Book Swap Part 2

Yesterday I mentioned the Fall book swap that I joined. The book that I sent to my swap partner is called The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. She is one of my favorite authors. I discovered her when I heard about a movie called Girl with a Pearl Earring. I remember seeing the movie preview, thinking that it looked like a movie I would enjoy. When I learned that it was based on a book, I went to the library to check out the book (I prefer to read the book before seeing the movie). Well, I fell in love with that story, it was so full of passion and rich in history. Incidently, I also loved the movie. I went on to read and love her other books, The Virgin Blue being one of them. This book was particularly interesting because it tells parallel stories of two different women - one in sixteenth century France, the other in present day France. Although centuries apart, the two women have historical family ties that bind them together. Stories that take place in far-away lands and far-away times are so easy for me to get caught up in. Tracy Chevalier's books have love, passion, mystery, sadness, history...they are great! I hope my swap partner, Pina, enjoys her book.
~K

3 comments:

Pina said...

Kari, I do! :) I started to read it yesterday and I couldn't stop! Thank you so much for such wonderful book.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I loved The Girl with the Pearl Earring (the book), too! I've never seen the movie, however.

the feathered nest said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! It's nice to meet you.

I loved the movie - Girl with the Pearl Earring and I'm not a big Scarlett Johannsen fant. But I thought she looked the part and it was good overall.

Manuela