The weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
I've got a few books on the go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
I looked at the weather in our little provençal town yesterday, it was 19 degrees centigrade! But as I am here and not there, I will attempt to make the most of it.
I finished reading: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks and The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and am now 49% (Kobo stats tell me) into The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. What an interesting, intriguing story. Set in the 19th century, the main character is a tall, not so pretty but very clever woman who becomes enamored with... moss. It's more exciting than it sounds folks... honestly!
My love of books has been a sure thing in my life since grade 5. That's when our teacher read us a novel in class once a week. I fell in love with novels then and have rarely been without reading material at my bedside and anywhere else I decide to take my trusty iPad.
I have a library of numerous unread books of different genres and can pick and choose what to read depending on how I feel at the moment. That is very important. Some books have to wait, (Anna Karenina) others can be picked up and consumed instantly. Got to have some of those too.
Reading has been my most constant and true companion over the years and for many years to come, I hope. To read just for my pleasure or for my pleasure AND to share in a reading circle is mostly just plain fun.
I'm going to be reading a couple novels set in Venice because V. and I are going to spend a few days there this fall. Novels are a great way to prepare for a trip. They give you other kinds of details than travel guides. They get you to feel the place and become familiar with it's personality. I remember clearly becoming familiar with Barcelona when I read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Name a book I didn't like? As For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross
One of my most favorite of all time? A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
What is one of your favorite novels?