August 20, 2009

Catherine, Called Birdy

BTT asks, "What's the best book you've read recently?"

This one, by far. I mentioned it earlier, but couldn't go into it too deeply since I was taking three graduate courses at the time. I can't really get into it too deeply now because I have teaching, classes, and more to do. So I'll be brief.

This is hilarious, interesting and fun. A historical novel about the 1300s? No thanks, I thought. Who knew the main character would be one of the spunkies characters in fiction? I doubt she's all that realistic, but who cares? It's great and yes, you'll learn more than you wanted to know about the habits of people of the time. Yuck.

It's a hoot and I can't recommend it enough.

5 comments:

Nise' said...

Thanks for the recommendation.

Ophelia said...

Ooh! I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it!!! One of my favorites for the longest time. I just might have to pick it up again and re-read it some time soon! :)

booktumbling said...

This sounds great! I will have to take a better look at this one, even with the yuck!

Christine said...

Don't you love when a book surprises you?! I love that one but haven't thought of it in ages.

JK said...

I'm about 1/2 way through this one, and it's hilarious and sweet, definitely going to the top of my lists...