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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Dahlias, 2013

Do you ever miss characters after reading a book? I miss the passionate and creative Mari and Jonna, from Tove Jansson's Fair Play.

I highly recommend this entertaining book of short vignettes. If you can talk someone into reading it aloud to you, all the better.

That is all. 

15 comments:

  1. I just read the blurb and that sounds like a wonderful book. Will be adding it to my list, thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. The Amazon reviewers also praise it highly, and on to my list it goes. Thank you.

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  3. I have been known to pout at the end of a book because I'm still with the characters. Often miss them, or find myself just wanting one more chapter with them....

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  4. The grandmother in Jansson's "The Summer Book," has remained with me, so will try your recommendation. And congrats on publishing, again! I'm unfamiliar with Kindred and have ordered a copy.

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    1. I adore The Summer Book. My piece in Kindred is unlike anything I've published in the past. I hope you enjoy it. It was a pleasure to write.

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  5. noted,
    and yes, i miss characters often, to the point i seem to be relating to them in my every days, which is confusing. sometimes.
    n♥

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  6. Yes, I often do not want the book to end because I will miss the characters so.

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  7. Yes I frequently miss the characters from books - the most heartbreaking part is when you know you are nearing the end, and that you will no longer 'be with them'.

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  8. I would enjoy such a book of vignettes with engaging characters you hate to leave. Thanks for the recommendation, Denise.

    have you made past the discomfort threshhold in your coffee quit?

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    1. Yes, I'm well beyond my coffee quit discomfort, but I'm still craving a nice warm cappuccino every so often. Perhaps this feeling will not pass...

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  9. For those of you who decide to read Fair Play, I hope you enjoy it. For those who do not, I hope you are enjoying your chosen characters. I'm just getting into Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. So far so good.

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  10. Fair Play is the last (known) Tove book on my list. Reading this I am all the more glad it will be the last. Now, to find someone to read it aloud to me...

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    1. You could read it aloud to yourself. It might even be better this way. Enjoy.

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  11. Oh... thank you for the recomendation.

    I don't think I'll get anyone to read it aloud for me (unless I do it myself), but I can look up if it is an audio book.

    On my reading list.

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