Book Review and an Interview… elsewhere

OK, first of all: I got no writing done in the past 24 hours because I couldn’t stop reading Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. My mother-in-law likes the TV show, so I thought I’d give the book a try. I did NOT expect to end up on the kitchen floor with a cup of tea and this book, sobbing over the lives of people 30 years before I was born and an ocean away. I laughed, too, and felt afraid, and was amazed by the beauty of humanity (even as I was enraged by its ugliness).

Absolutely phenomenal, and entirely deserving of one of my 5-star reviews (which, like fine china, are saved for special occasions).

THIS JUST IN: It’s a trilogy. Somebody tell my productivity it’s getting a vacation as soon as I get my paws on the other two books.

In other news, here’s my interview with Fel Wetzig at The Peasants Revolt. She’s been interviewing JuNoWriMo participants all month; my answers are from back in May, but they still hold. 🙂

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go curl up on my bed and cry again, and then go scream at my library if they don’t have those other books…


About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with five cats, two dogs, and just the right amount of humans. USA Today bestselling author of the Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy), Into Elurien, and Vines and Vices. Writing dark, decadent, and deadly Urban Fantasy as Tanith Frost. View all posts by Kate Sparkes

3 responses to “Book Review and an Interview… elsewhere

  • Kat

    I love that show!! I don’t follow it religiously, but I stare at it wide mouthed when it ends up on the TV! (I don’t get control of the remote much). I shall have to get the book(s)!

  • L. Marie

    Great interview, Kate! I commented, but my comment awaits moderation.
    You are about the fifth person to mention CALL THE MIDWIFE (the TV show). I didn’t realize there was a book too. I’ll add the show to my Netflix queue, but I’ll see if my library carries the book.

  • mysticcooking

    I totally hear you on that only reserving 5 star reviews for very special books. Even still, I don’t know if I’ll want to read Call The Midwife no matter how much I love tea, I don’t much care for crying on my kitchen floor. 😉

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