'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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January 9, 2016

A bientot...



Off to one of my favorite places, so I'll be offline, mostly, for a little while. (I don't know who the dashing gentleman is, but perhaps this is a sign.)

I've got The Nutmeg Tree for Margery Sharp's birthday in my bag, and an overstuffed Kindle, with Mrs. Dalloway on it for the #woolfalong, ... and a treat for February already lined up.  Frances, JoAnn, Darlene and I are going to read Henry's (we call him Henry) What Maisie Knew together, and watch the modern film adaptation.  Won't you join us?  Let us know!  (And have you heard about Frankenstein?  Hmmm...I won't be all that far away from where it all began.}







5 comments:

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Switzerland is always a good idea! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your reading.

Anbolyn said...

Have a wonderful time! I just checked and my library doesn't have a copy of What Maisie Knew - I'll have to put in an order so I can join you.

Jane @ Beyond Eden Rock said...

Bon Voyage! I haven't read What Maisie Knew, I've been thinking I should revisit Henry James, so if I can find a copy it's definitely a possibility.

Lisa said...

Bon voyage! I'll be so interested to see what you make of Maisie! I am not tempted to read it again :)

I should have put The Nutmeg Tree on my "best of 2015" list. I know you will love Julia.

Cosy Books said...

My copy has arrived from the library and I'm looking forward to it, Audrey! My hold on The Price of Salt has also arrived so I should really be reading my books instead of traipsing around blogs. Enjoy your time away!

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