Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Thirteenth Tale

So I am somewhat settled into the new house. Finally got internet about 2 days ago. We had flooding in the basement and it turned out the pipes that was attached to the house to the sewers collapsed so my family and I were without water for the night. No showers, flushing, or washing dishes. Sucked when I had to pee, haha. Tomorrow my bed frame is coming and on Thursday my order of Monsters, Inc. and Fringe will be arriving. I am excited.

Okay, enough about me. Here's a book review:

The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield
From Amazon: "Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.
Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. --This text refers to the Paperback edition."'



It's an intriguing and captivating novel that will keep you reading just to know what their secrets are. The novel often goes back and forth from the past and the present. If you want a good read, get The Thirteenth Tale.

24 comments:

  1. being without watter is bad.. normaly it always happen when you cook.

    And i might read the 13th tale if i will find time, thanks.

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  2. that feeling you get when you finally settle into a house is great!

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  3. glad youre settled in and have time for your passion again: BOOKS!

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  4. is this in the fantasy genre?

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  5. did your basement smell like sewer? that would be terrible
    to be honest this doesn't really sound like my kind of book

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  6. Glad to hear that you got your internet connection working at home. I fee separation anxiety when I'm without my series of tubes.

    Also, I'm glad to hear that you liked the book but when ghosts meet topiary gardens in fiction I'm not interested.

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  7. The Thirteenth Tale looks very interesting.

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  8. Thanks for the review. I think I'll check this book out!

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  9. congrats.
    thats alot of time spent writing novels, nice review

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  10. sounds awesome!

    and i hope you guys sort out your water problem. :)

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  11. publishing is not that great, the pay is low but you do get to bring a lot of free books home :)
    the book description actually seems very good, i'll give it a try over the summer when i have more time!

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  12. Sounds like my kind of story. Wonder if they have it on tape or something.

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  13. thanks ill have to check it out

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  14. Fascinating. I bet it was difficult writing that novel. Makes me think about time travel paradoxes. Congrats on the new home! Hope everything works out!

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  15. Glad to hear the move was completed successfully (and safely). I might have to downlaod a copy of this book for my ereader.

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  16. what was the reason to move?

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  17. I might pick it up, definitely following though!

    Thanks for sharing, and keep it up!

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  18. only if i had the time to read books. i'll put it on my list though

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  19. I got myself a copy last night. Going to load it up for the train ride tomorrow!

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  20. nice to see you're all moved in!

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