Book review (comments really!) The Signature of All Things

I’m an avid book reader (another few letters to add to the list BR), and have a growing collections on Goodreads.com (I started on living social anyone else remember that one?) but I never write reviews because I could never write something as comprehensive to be considered a review I’d prefer to just write a few comments, which now I have my own Blog, I can!!

And so begins my first (hopefully of many) – Book Comment (please add your own)

I’ve just finished reading (12th Feb) The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (yes a ‘slight’ delay in publishing this post!)

I received this as a Christmas present in 2013 but reading the blurb didn’t really enthuse me (the topic botany in particular), so although I appreciated the thought of the gift from a special friend the book was very much near the bottom of to-read pile

Until I commented on a The Book Club facebook post about current reads…

(short interlude – I’ve had a lovely reading summer starting with Ken Follet’s Fall of Giants and also including the Hunger Games series & unfortunately my second Peter Carey book a bookclub requirement)

…I had finished my previous read and was awaiting my next inspiration and many commenters were writing highly of this book, so I picked it off the bedroom floor.

I still wasn’t expecting much though as I havn’t really heard the best reviews of Eat, Love, Pray (probably moreso the movie with one of my favourite actresses Julia Roberts, which I still have not seen) BUT I was pleasantly surprised.

And now I come to the crux of a book review and I’ve nothing more to add LOL. I really did enjoy the read and loved that the heroine for the greater majority of the book was an older woman, refreshing to read a book from the point of view of a spinster type character – she was rather marvelous. For any more details you will have to read the book yourself and then get back to me so we can discuss it some more!

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