The city has been treated to another weekend of warm, sunny and most importantly to me, not humid, weather. I am soaking all this great weather up before it gets hot and sticky in the city. I hope to get back up to the roof deck today to do some reading of this book:
This week I reviewed The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank. It is a fun story about a wife questioning why she puts up with what she does from an inattentive husband. While she considers her next move, she heads to the city of Charleston, SC to spend time with her brother in the city of their youth. In my review, I commented that the city of Charleston was almost its own character in the book - Les, the main character, frequents Charleston's restaurants, talks of the city's history and walks by its landmarks. Michelle of That's What She Read commented: "The city of Charleston is pretty much its own character in EVERY novel that uses it as its setting!"
|Elle Decor Goes to Charleston|
I have been to Charleston once and was completely charmed and this book had me considering a return trip. I have also seen some recent blog posts talking about things to do in the city and great restaurants there that have me hankering for a visit. Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats (great blog for recipes and delicious eats) visited this spring and summarized her favorite Charleston restaurants and the favorite parts of her trip overall. The author of blog Cocktails in Charleston is making his way through 1000 drink recipes and includes pictures of his hometown of Charleston in posts. Finally, Charleston Grit is a visually appealing blog with lots of information about the city and beyond. Have you been to Charleston? What other city becomes its own character in a book?
In Case You Missed It
This week started with a post about audiobooks as part of Audiobook Week. On Wednesday, I reviewed The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank (see above re: Charleston!). On Friday, my review of Big Brother brought me to reveal more than I generally do in my posts. This book obviously resonated with me and the writing is excellent - this book will definitely be on my Best of 2013 list. Finally, I am taking part in the Literary Blog Hop and am hosting a giveaway - stop by to enter!
Have a great week!