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Monday, October 14, 2013

A Book to Sweep Me Away from Back Pain

Well, let's face it, from time to time we need a book of the sort that provides extreme distraction from pain of one sort or another. It's amazing how just the right book can do that.

I do stretches, exercises, walk, and hike, but nevertheless I've been knocked down by back pain. I finished Brenner and God and realized I need a saga, a book that will engage all of my senses and my imagination.



So I picked up The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by the Polish-born Canadian writer Eva Stachniak, which I still have out from the library. Yes, I've mentioned this title in a previous post--perhaps in August. But only now have I become completely engaged in it. I love it!! Just what I need right now. I hate being off my feet so much, but this book is keeping my thoughts afloat.

Ken asked me, "Is your back injury a political comment, or what?" Enough said.

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    1. It's wonderful to hear of others who have loved the same book. A world-wide community of people who have been immersed in a particular bookish universe. Enchanting!

      Judith

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  2. Thanks for sharing your love for this book. Did you know that there's supposed to be a sequel??? I didn't know that, and I wondered if it came to pass. I'll have to look into it.

    Best,
    Judith

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  3. I simply loved the book. Yes, there is a sequel.
    San Juan, Puerto Rico..

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    1. Thanks so much for reassuring me about that! I'll look forward to reading it this winter.

      Judith

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  4. I've just checked my local library's catalogue and they have a copy sitting on a shelf, I'm tempted to borrow it although I'm supposed to be reading only from my own huge pile. I hope your back problem has cleared up, as the politcal situation has - for the moment!

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    1. Katrina,
      I do think you'll like it. I found it a most refreshing change of pace. A sweeping saga, and there is a sequel.

      My back muscles are giving me fits, as is the political situation, because anything that is fixed for a few minutes will surely come unfixed.

      Cozy in with tea and read!

      Judith

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  5. Second book is coming in March 2014!
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18112121-empress-of-the-night

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    1. I'd love to know who sent this post! That is good news, but I'd be happier to know who added the comment.
      Judith

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