Happy Tuesday, peeps!
How's your week so far? Mine's been quiet and uneventful.
Anywho, I'm not here today to discuss how the week is going; I'm here to announce that once again, I'm teaming up with my blogging bestie, Kelly, to co-host her amazing Blogger 2 Blogger Book Club for November...
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This month's book is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.
And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion—along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow.
Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
As usual with Kelly's Blogger 2 Blogger Book Club, once you've finished reading the book choose 3-5 questions using this link to include in your post and be sure to come back here, and Kelly's wonderful blog, on Friday 28th November to link up your post and check out what everyone else thought of the book.
Finally, if you decide to read along with us this month, don't forget to include the official book club hashtag #Blog2BlogBC when posting on any social media, as Kelly and I will be keeping our eyes out! And now, there's also a Facebook Group you can join :) I tell ya, this girl thinks of everything!