Thursday, August 11, 2011

novel exchange


While walking in the villiage of Southampton late yesterday afternoon in pursuit of a needle and thread to hem my new Kayce Hughes dress which has a definite air of graciousness. I popped in to a book seller to inquire about this book which is flying off the shelves. Could it have anything to do with our respect for elevating rules of civility during trying times?
Amor Towles debut novel "Rules of Civility."

My plan is to pour a wee martini after 5 and crank up the victrola and listen to some Billie Holiday and devour this book. Interested to know if anyone has read this yet?

14 comments:

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I have not read this book, but it looks interesting. I'm adding it to my list.
Best,
Susan

Formerly known as Frau said...

Not yet but do tell us how you like it!

Joyce said...

I have not read the book, but you got me hooked on the martini part. :) Yes, I would love to hear what you think of the book too. Enjoy my friend!!! xo

Karena said...

Patricia be sure to give us a review and now I would love to see you dress by Kayce!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

The Buzz Blog said...

Sounds like a pick that could teach a thing or two... I'm definitely going to investigate!
xxoo

the gardener's cottage said...

i have not read it. but i am waiting patiently for my new kayce hughes dress. which is SO exciting. which one did you get?

xo

I Dream Of said...

PVE, I LOVE this book. Finished it last weekend and immediately turned back to page 1 to start the journey with Katey and her friends all over again! Happy reading.

Blue Fruit said...

Well I haven't even heard of it but with such an elegant cover and your illustrious description of a martini and jazz by which to imbibe it, I best find a copy of it in Australia. Pronto! Waiter, another martini please!

pretty pink tulips said...

I haven't read this yet, but I do love the lifestyle of a bygone era! Meet you at 5!!!

xoxo

JMW said...

Okay, I've found my next book, after I complete "The Secret History." And the martini and Billie Holiday sound perfect. :)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Devoured it in two days. The most exciting thing to happen in literature in quite a while. My new favorite. Hope you enjoy!

Summer is a Verb said...

Southampton?! Ahhhh...Best of Billie also resides on my iPod :)

Precious and Pink said...

I just finished it last night on kindle! I actually like it quite a bit, although some parts are rather improbable. Still, its an interesting read.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Deee-licious book! Devoured it quickly!