Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Goldfinch





How to read this book:

1.  Go to a smallish, quiet hotel that has good room service but no TV or internet.  Preferably in a country whose language you don't speak so you won't be distracted and want to socialize.

2.  Get comfortable either inside or on the balcony overlooking the sea.

3.  Start reading and do not stop until you've read all 786 pages.  Depending on your reading speed this will take anywhere from 3 days to a week.  It will be the best three days (or week) you've spent in a long, long time.

Here's a look at the actual painting by Fabritius.




3 comments:

mary ann said...

I saw this painting in 2013 and would love to see it again. I'm sooooooo glad that you enjoyed the book as much as I did and hope you teared up from time to time...

Liz said...

Just bought The Goldfinch for my Kindle, but haven't started it yet... Thanks for the tips!

One more week to go here in Paradise... already booked for 2 months next winter!!! Have definitely found my happy winter place...

Ruby Strane DeGoursey said...

I am reading it now! We leave for St Martin on 3/1, where I plan to finish it. Delicious.