The last fifteen hours have taken me on a mesmerizing journey. Since Saturday is one of my travel blog days it is good to have a fascinating and what turned out to be an unstoppable reading adventure to share. I picked up The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt at 1:00AM and finished minutes ago almost exactly at 3:00PM. The Goldfinch is described as a literary novel and it also happens to have won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2013. Love this book…love it love it love it.

Literary novels are not my go-to reading matter which that tends to be histories, travel literature and crime/mystery novels. This is not to deny that some of my greatest reading hours have not been spent nose deep in some great works of—mostly American but a few British, Russian, Australian and soon-Norwegian—literary fiction.

The Goldfinch has all of the ingredients I need for a…

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