Thursday, May 7, 2015

Books, The Story of My Life

If I Were a Cat
I read, every day, some days most of the day.  I nearly always have 3 books at a time going, sometimes more.
Right now I'm doing a reread, I Know This Much to be True by Willie Lamb, such a great book, enjoying it more this time than the last time I read it.
Also reading The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell.  What a truly messed up family.
And This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I'm not enjoying it at all, probably won't finish it.
Prior to these I was reading The Last Samurai by Helen deWitt and it was incredible.  How to or not to,  raise a genius child.  He knows many things, but not who his father is/was and that's the mystery he has to solve.   This book uses Akira Kurosawa's The Seven  Samurai as a backdrop, but this is not a book about Japan, samurai or movies, at least not in a linear way.  Absolutely fascinating.


  1. I love reading too, although I prefer to have only one book on the go at once. I love travel books and have shelves full of them. I buy them, read them, put them on the shelf and then - if I run out of things to read - I read them again. The first travel book I read, when I was 16 or so, was 'Kurun around the world' by Maurice le Toumenlin - it set me off on my life's fascination with travel.

  2. I love reading. I have to read daily else I feel odd.

    I dont know if you know the name of the place in the picture in your header but I saw it on someone elses blog today. it looks like a place called Brockhampton.

  3. We know know Brockhampton well, it's one of our favorite places. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I'm a one at a time person, too. I generally borrow from the library; if I do buy a book I give it to the library when I'm done.

  5. I love to read, and besides having a Novel or a Court Room Drama, I'm reading my Bible to complete my weekly Women's Bible Study at Church. I love taking books with me so any time I have to "wait" I can read. I don't have a Kendall, so carry a book bag with real books. A book I've ready over and over for years morning and evening is "A Diary of Private Prayer" by John Ballie.

  6. Weaver, my husband is the travel book reader, I'm almost strictly a fiction lady.

  7. Thank you for the list, Janet. Same as you, I always read several books at the same time. I loved
    I know this much is true as I loved everything by Wally Lamb.

    I just finished "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton and "Stupid White Men" by Michael Moore and my present reading list is:
    Bryson, Bill "Notes from a Small Island"
    Brontë, Charlotte "Villette"
    Modiano, Patrick "La Place de l'Étoile" (Place de l'Étoile)
    Roth, Charlotte "Als der Himmel uns gehörte" [When heaven belonged to us]
    Coory, Kasey "Pious Evil. Condemn not my Children"

    Have a good day,
    Marianne from
    Let's Read


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