Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Queen's Fool
Originally uploaded by
Thomas Hawk.
I can't put down the book that my friend Kat gave me at New Years. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory.

Click on the photo for the summary. Weird that I found someone on Flickr who:
a) had a picture of the book (and someone reading the book)
b) had the summary of the book below it.

(Sometimes I gotta wonder where people get all the time to do stuff. Anyway...)

So I'm loving it. And I'm loving reading again in general.

Yes, it's not the most challenging piece I've ever consumed, but I love the mindlessness of it. Actually, I don't find it mindless at all. I find that my imagination is sparked by reading, almost no matter what it is, unless of course it is exceedingly boring, which this is not.

I find myself picking up words and language. I find my inner eye creating vibrant scenes of excitement. I even feel my own body infused with adrenaline at the most suspenseful moments.

I find it is waking up my mind. And I'm glad of a quiet house to read in, as well as a cubicle door that slides closed on my lunch hour, which the book is inspiring me to actually take.

The only thing that could make it better? Being able to read it outside in the sunshine.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Cath - I just started another book in the series - it is just as good. I'll make sure to keep passing them over to you.