Spring/Summer ReadAlong - Girl of Cardigan

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to announce the first book in our spring/summer read along – excited mostly because it’s all loaded up in my Kindle and I’m DYING to start reading it.  (Speaking of Kindles, how do you guys read these days?  I finally caved into the convenience of being able to read in the dark and get library books instantly over wifi when I was lost in those first months of newborn haze, but I’ll be honest – I miss book smell like, whoa.)  Anyway, moving on:

Beautiful Ruins Read-Along - Girl of Cardigan


You voted, and Beautiful Ruins was a clear winner.  I’m ready to escape to the frickin’ Italian coast, I tell you what.  I’ll be checking in mid-April with thoughts on the first half of the book, and we can debate and discuss in the comments.  Between now and then, feel free to start your own chats about the story on the Facebook page, or shoot me an email with your thoughts.  Mid-May, I’ll wrap it up with a book review and ask you for your reviews as well, if you’d like to share them.

Go get the book!  Buy it from your local corner bookshop, or borrow it from the library if you can – I did!  🙂

Next week on the blog: more babywearing series (all about ring slings), and some thoughts on wobbly little first steps.

Girl of Cardigan


  • Liz D. March 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    this looks like a great book, and my library has it so i’m headed there shortly to pick it up. hooray!

    • karyn March 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hooray! I’m going to dive in to it tonight. If only I had a lounge chair and a pina colada…

  • Sara F March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I love the library and still love the feeling of a real book. I haven’t yet conformed to an ereader. I’ll be able to pick this up on our family’s weekly library trip on Tuesday afternoon.

    • karyn March 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Yay! I totally know what you mean. I find myself buying ones I loved even after I’ve read them, just to hold them and sniff them a bit. 😉

  • Monique Birt March 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    So loving the first few pages of this book. And I couldn’t agree more Karyn, where is that piña Colada!! I might have to have one during the reading of this book. Cannot wait to discuss it with everyone halfway through