What The Word On The Street is Reading

Taking a mini-break from CanLit this Friday to indulge my love of books about characters who love books, a weakness of mine.

This wImageeek, I’m reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. How the publisher describes it:

There is no problem that a library card can’t solve.

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don’t happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they’ve been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.”

When characters share the same love of books that I have, I know I will read their story.

The novel mainly explores the dynamics between the three sisters, the three “weird sisters” as they call themselves, in relation to the Macbeth characters. What I particularly enjoy in this book is how they often communicate to each other using Shakespearean quotes. I like to try to guess which play the quotes are from.

Only just 100 pages in to the novel, I’m quite enjoying it so far! The only drawback is that I’m confused who is narrating the novel. It reads like it is one of the sisters but then all of them are mentioned in third person, so I am often confused. Can anyone clear that up for me?

– Kristen


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