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.


7 comments:

  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.

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  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.

    http://wherefivevalleysmeet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/home-away-on-may-day.html

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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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