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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Because Lloyd is such a patient and sweet baby, and because I was crafty enough to rig a book-stand so I can read while nursing, I was able to finish The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.  

Continued after the jump…

I loved this monster of a book (over 560 pages long).   I had started reading it during my third trimester, but had to put it down because I was too flighty.   After I got used to being a mom, and after I was comfortable enough with breast-feeding to read while nursing, I picked it up again.  

Just a couple of weeks ago I learned that Oprah had picked this book for her club.  She’s going to be speaking with the author on the 26th so I had a goal of when the book had to be read.  I did it!  I’m such a home-mom, it hurts.

If you’re planning on reading this book (and I hope you do) I recommend you brush up on your Hamlet.  It took me halfway through the book to realize this was sort of a retelling of the Shakespeare play, but once I caught-on I found the book even more enjoyable.  Catching the parallels made me feel smart.  

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 alison // Jan 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I will definitely check it out. I recently finished Wally Lamb’s new book “The Hour I First Believed” and it was absolutely fantastic…maybe you can make it the next one on your specially rigged book stand!

  • 2 jennabrand // Jan 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Awesome! My dad is reading the Lamb book now, I’ll be sure to grab it from him when he’s done. I loved his other two novels, especially “She’s Come
    Undone.” I think I’m going to pick-up “The Reader” now.

  • 3 alison // Jan 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Oh good, tell me how that one is b/c I haven’t read it yet but I want to. The one I’m on now is Curtis Sittenfeld’s “American Wife” which so far is very good. Oh, and just FYI, STEELERS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!! (obligatory Pittsburgh plug). 🙂

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