“This week’s musing asks…
Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?“
I usually never pick up a book I know nothing about. Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland was one of the exceptions. I found it while idly browsing the shelves of a second hand book store. As I read the blurb I felt that it probably wasn’t my kind of book but something made me want to try it anyway.
Once I started reading the book I couldn’t stop. The language was elegant and the story was really interesting. I tried to slow down but even with deliberate interruptions I ended up finishing it off in a day and a half. It was such a pleasant surprise!