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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

I haven't posted in awhile.  I've had friends come by on our summer reading tour but I haven't talked much about me or what I'm up to.  In part it's because life has been pleasingly quiet and stable.  Reading and writing has been my primary focus and it's been great.  Given I've been doing a LOT of reading -- my commute has gone from an hour each way to an hour in the morning and almost two hours at night -- I have a lot more reading time.  The past week I've been deep into Deborah Harness's Shadow of Night.  I really enjoyed book 1, A Discovery of Witches and looked forward to Shadow since my first read of Discovery. I read it again a few weeks ago so catch up for book 2.  Since time travels are one of my favorites it's no surprise I'm enjoying it.

There is talk about the movie rights being sold and speculation on who will play Matthew.  Hugh Jackman comes to mind -- I think he'd be great in the role.  Diana is a bit harder for me to think about who I'd like to see.  Any ideas?

So is anyone else reading it or has read it?  What did you think?  How did it compare to Discovery of Witches?  Who would you like to see cast in the movie?

What are you reading this week?

I had a few other thoughts from the chapters I read last night.  In Shadow of Night Diana meets Christopher Marlowe and his Faust comes up several times.  Diana's reaction to Marlowe and Faust was inspiring enough that I ordered a copy of Faust to read.  So another question is have you ever read a book where a character was so interested in something you had to look into it yourself?  Have you ever picked up a book by an author that a character referred to?

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