Saturday, August 29, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday

Hosted by Alipet813 at That's A Novel Idea.

A brief description of a book you have read or reviewed during the week.

Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. A book you read and/or reviewed this week (you name 1 book)

2. Words that describe the book (2 descriptive words)

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met (name 3 places or characters in the novel)
4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it (4 likes or dislikes)

5. Stars or less for your rating?
1.Conceit by Mary Novik (2008)
2.Historical fiction

3.17th century Elizabethan England; Pegge Donne (John Donne's strong-willed youngest daughter), John Donne's family and associates.

4. Rich in historical details of food, clothing, social customs, court gossip etc. Recognizable quotes from the literature and great writers of the times. An intelligent woman's experiences of major historical events such as the Great Fire of London in 1666, and changes in the monarchy. Smooth writing that is easy to read and puts you right there. There is nothing about this book that I did not thoroughly enjoy.

5.Five stars. The best historical fiction I've read for quite some time. Highly recommended.
Don't miss this one.

Comments, questions, opinions, reading recommendations, or links to reviews are welcomed. I'd love to read them. No Spoilers though please.


  1. I think this is a meme that will really take off- its such a good idea.Ooh, great post! I just saw this new meme this afternoon and had to do it too. I need to refine it a little the next time. Yours is wonderful!

    I was so happy to see your visit today and I hope you have been well.

  2. I loved it!! What a cool meme! I just may have to participate in this next week. Now I have to had Conceit to my must-read list!

  3. This sounds really interesting. I haven't read a really good historical fiction in a while.

  4. This is so great

    Based on your meme - I now have Conceit on my TBR list.

    I am going to have to try this.

  5. If you want to take a look at some reviews take a look at


  6. Conciet is going to be in my buy-list :D
    Thank you- this meme looks great!

  7. I actually picked this one up with intentions to read it over the holiday last Christmas but had to return it unread back to the library. Glad to hear you enjoyed it Sandra, it did sound like a great read.



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