— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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February 19, 2011

Anticipation



And read. I am so looking forward to Persephone Reading Weekend, next weekend, and I have three endpapers {oh, I mean books} ready and waiting:




There will be a lot of domestic comforts, and food, and tea in my reading, and I'm going to try to fill the rest of next weekend with those things as well. 


{I borrowed this wonderful version of the iconic British poster
from Dovegreyreader Scribbles.}

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5 comments:

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

ooh yes I'm looking forward to it too. Just planning my posts...

Cristina (Rochester Reader) said...

I'm looking forward to it too and I'll also be reading 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'! I hope to make a start on Monday and hopefully have time to start on 'High Wages'.

Danielle said...

I've started reading Penelope Mortimer's Daddy's Gone A-Hunting though I had actually a different book in mind to read. I got it from the library and with that due date looming it seemed like the best choice for the moment. I love that poster by the way.

Frances said...

Also looking forward to this! Read Cheerful Weather for the Wedding last time around and simply loved it. Am new to your other two selections so curious as to how they measure up. Until next weekend...

FleurFisher said...

I was set on finally reading Molly Hughes, but then I read a Susan Glaspell short story and now Fidelity and Brook Evans are calling me too. Oh for more reading hours!

The Carlyles at Home was one of the first Persephones I read and I can definitely recommend it.

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