Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nightstand, 3/17/14

I'm late with these posts, and hoping to catch up tomorrow with current ones. I ended up finishing one of these books, which I will write about with my next "Books Read" post.

Books Read, Week of 3/10/14

I wasn't sure what I'd think of Longbourn, and I really enjoyed it! It's the story of the servants at Longbourn, the Bennets' residence in Pride & Prejudice. It has a very different feel from Austen, and I think this helps it to work.

Felix and I read the second Humphrey the classroom hamster book, and he loved this one as much as the first. I think we'll have to continue this series together.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Nightstand, 3/10/14

The photo is dark since I took it early this evening. Can you see which book I started after finishing the Austen? It's not the same, but it's fun.

Many of these will be on my nightstand next week, too. I don't expect even to start all of them this week. You'll have to wait and see which ones I get to first.

Book Read, Week of 3/3/14

I finally read Jane Austen's Persuasion. I think I was saving it; I've read her other five novels, and this was my last Austen to experience for the first time. I know I still have her juvenilia and a few other things to read, but it was bittersweet to finish up her Big Six.

And I loved it. I read it for my book club, and had only five days to do it, but it was such a pleasure. I wish I could have lingered with it a bit longer, but it was also fun to be so immersed in Austen's world for a week.

And I cried when I got to the end. Very sweet! (No spoilers here. Read it!)

Monday, March 03, 2014

Nightstand, 3/3/14

Ah, so much more manageable! Can you guess which book I need to finish this week for my book club?

Books Read, Week of 2/24/14

I had a great week of reading! Most exciting thing was meeting Rainbow Rowell at some library events. In anticipation of her visit, I re-read Eleanor & Park via the audiobook, and also read Fangirl. Two great books! One fantastic author! (I'll write more about her later.)

I also finished up my re-read of Life of Pi. I think I liked it even better the second time. Maybe that's because I loved discussing it with Skye, who read it for her English class; they watched the movie, too. I got it from the library and we both watched it together this weekend.

Felix and I finished up Cinderella Smith, one of this year's Maud Hart Lovelace nominees. If we get him through one more, he'll be eligible to vote later this month!

And I loved Daily Rituals: How Artists Work so much that I bought myself a copy on the last day of my birth month. I expect it will be a book I'll enjoy peeking into every now and then.