From my interiors filled with collections:  books, fairytale figurines, dolls, and other potpourri, I bring another Tuesday Book Release Day. 

Above, notice my white distressed bookshelf with many of my favorites…including a new addition of the shabby chic clock, added last weekend.

What’s new today?  Well, I haven’t yet downloaded anything, but I got an e-mail reminder from Goodreads about a book I have on my Virtual TBR Shelves:  The Revolution of Marina M, by Janet Fitch.

St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers’ rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina’s own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman’s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.


Why have I not immediately downloaded this one?  Well, for starters, it is historical fiction, not my go-to genre…BUT it is the Russian period that most fascinates me, and that era and the preceding years took me down a pathway of Russian novels read during one long-ago summer.  I read several Dostoevsky books that year.  I called it my RUSSIAN NOVEL PERIOD.

And…it is JANET FITCH.  I loved White Oleander and Paint It Black...and have the first one as a DVD movie starring Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright, and Renee Zellwegger.  My granddaughter Fiona and I watch it often…she loves it, and so do I.

But…and here’s a biggie:  How many pages are in this tome?  On Amazon, it says 1168 pages for the Kindle version, but the hardcover weighs in at 816 pages.  I guess I can understand how there would be a difference.  Hmm…Okay, I am not afraid of long books.  Ha-ha!  I read GWTW several times while I was a teenager, and that one has more than a thousand pages.  There were others, too. 

I know that the problem is BLOGGING.  Pressured to read LOTS of books.  I haven’t even finished my more than 544 pages of America’s Queen (although the issue there has been very fine print..and a lot of repetitive detail).


So…what to do?  Plus, I know that there might be other books I MUST download today…so, for now, this book is waiting in line, bookmarked on Amazon.

What are you eagerly awaiting on this Release Day?  Or do you patiently add books to your list and grab them from the library later?  I should do that, I know.  Sigh.  Enjoy whatever you do today.



  1. Hmmm…I am not really waiting for any special book…but it’s only because I am so disorganized…books just pop up and surprise me. I am not sure about that massive book but I did love her others, too…maybe that’s a book for cold snowy winter evenings?

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    • Thanks, Patty, and I do think it is a book to curl up with on winter nights, minus the snow, since we don’t have any…LOL. From the blurb, I have a sense that the story will carry me along a lot faster than my lengthy nonfiction books have done. Maybe it will engage me like some other hefty books, GWTW, etc.


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