I love books. I’m a reader, always have been. As a child, my mom used to drop me off at day-care and I would sit in one spot and read, play make-believe, and create imaginary characters all day. I wouldn’t talk to anyone else, (heck they were all booger-nosed kids that chewed loud). Ha. I still don’t like people all that much. Especially loud chewers…probably stems from that.
Anyway, I went to the bookstore this week looking for a great book. The bookseller asked if I needed any help, and I told her I wanted to be wrapped up in a story, something along the likes of Water for Elephants, or a book that would consume my imagination.
This bookseller was too excited to tell me about The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. From the cover, I would never have picked out this book. But after the eye-rolling, gaggily talking salesgirl went on and on for a half hour, I felt that I had to buy it just to be polite. It did say on the back, “Pitch perfect…A first-rate mystery…lovingly invokes both Jane Eyre and Rebecca.” -Entertainment Weekly
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier just happens to be my favorite book of all time. I was forced to read it in high school, and have since read it at least a handful of times. Every time I read that book I feel like I am at Manderly, living through the book.
Although I am only about 150 pages into The Thirteenth Tale, I can already tell I will love it. It has a gothic, chilly feel, but is a wonderful story within a story, and quite mesmerizing. The characters are silly, confused, and so much fun. If you are looking for a good book, I highly recommend checking this one out!
Cassie’s Book Worm Look: Marc Jacobs dress, vintage jewels and heels, glasses NY Look.