On Chesil Beach

[This post was updated on July 27, 2008, to suggest an alternative review.  or rather, a proper  review!  Go see Lightheaded’s post on her thoughts about this book…]


 I was inspired to read On Chesil Beach for more than a few reasons. The first is the many, many great reviews I’ve read here in blogland and second, it fit the page length to be included in the Novella Challenge. Third? I’m in love with Ian McEwan.

I am not, however, inspired to review this. I am needing to get my butt on the treadmill and walk for more than a few miles. I’m still in my pjs! I have an 11 am appointment, my book is calling to me, and it is SOOOOO nice outside! I love sunny mornings; the birds are singing, chirping, and yet there is an expectant quiet to the air. I love Morning-Sensations. I just want to sit and soak in it. and drink my coffee. and not yet get dressed.   I also warn you that my blogging might decrease because I want to be outside!  Planting flowers…

Today, SOON.   I must WALK some miles. I have signed up to do 20 miles the first weekend in May for a Feed-the-Hungry Fundraiser and my 40 year old body is aching just thinking about that day after. Plus, my dog might like a walk, too. So – NOW HEY! that’s a terrific idea! I could get dressed and walk down Highland St south and have done a 4 mile loop! The O-Pup would be thrilled, he would.

I rate On Chesil Beach FOUR STARS.


For an EXCELLENT review, please click on this link:  http://booksidoneread.blogspot.com/2008/04/on-chesil-beach-ian-mcewan.html


5 thoughts on “On Chesil Beach

  1. I really want to read this book but just haven’t gotten around to it. And, like you, lately I’m not feeling inspired to write reviews – I’m too busy with other things 🙂
    Hope you got your walk done!

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