'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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November 7, 2011

One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four... and Five



Hello, reading friends. I opened Sense and Sensibility again last night just in time {I mean just in time} to not have to say that I went an entire week {snowstorm, power out all over Connecticut, trip down there to bring my Mom up here, work, house guests, laziness} without reading a single page. Now that I think of it, my week was so easy compared to theirs. Things are getting back to normal, and it's nice to have Simon's meme to come back to.

The book I'm currently reading:  Sense and Sensibility (still)...but what a wonderful book to be able to dip back into.

The last book I finished:   A Book of Secrets, by Michael Holroyd.

The book I want to read next:  there's a very, very long list, but there are two biographies 'in transit' for me to my library's holds shelf:  Claire Tomalin's new biography of Charles Dickens, and Brenda Maddox's book George Eliot in Love.  {I had found it before this, but it's perfect timing, because I think there's a group read of Middlemarch coming up soon, if it still is?}

The last book I was given:  Honestly can't remember...I guess I'd have to give credit to some free downloads for my Nook, from Barnes and Noble and Girlebooks.


The last book I bought: The Apple Lover's Cookbook, by Amy Traverso, a gorgeous book that I would have gotten anyway, but that I bought when and where I did in honor of one of the main reasons I love my neighborhood.

3 comments:

Jillian said...

I love Sense and Sensibility!! Hope you enjoy the reread. :-)

JoAnn said...

I love this meme... and Sense & Sensibility! Your mom is lucky to have family (with power) to visit. When will the nightmare for Connecticut end?

Katherine Cox said...

I love the GirleBooks website too, it's so nice having access to so many great Classics. :)
I hadn't heard to the Middlemarch group read, I might have to participate as I plan to read it next year.

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