Monday, July 9, 2012
The Best of Times
After falling off the wagon for way too long, I'm back and hoping to start flying through some books this summer! I promise my love of reading has not diminished; the past few months have just been busy as I settled in at a new job and books unfortunately took a back seat. Skimming through this week's Times, I was really excited to see that Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter finally arriving in bookstores. I first heard about this book a few months ago and am excited it is here in time for summer travel. From Italy in the 1960s to Hollywood in present day, this story stems from the meeting of an American starlet and an inn keeper, and his reappearance several decades later. Apparently the storytelling and cast of characters keeps this out of "fluff" territory while still digging into the ups and downs of Hollywood. Coupled with a rave review from The Times, I cannot wait to get my hands on this novel and settle in for a great read.