Between being sick myself and now having a teething boy on my hands, things are a little crazy around here. I just wanted to quickly pop in and tell you what your next read should be:
I hadn't heard anything about this book when I picked it off the shelf at work last month. Admittedly, I was drawn in by the gorgeous cover on the galley (which the publisher kept...hooray!), but from the first sentence, I was absolutely hooked.
The story of Jepp of Astraveld is one you all need to read. The plot reads like the best of historical fiction and the characters will make you love them (or hate them, as the case may be) after just a few pages. It's a chunkster for sure, but I was so happy it was long -- I truly didn't want it to end.
Off to tend to the whiny, drooling child...