I’ve had a very productive week, have been busy every evening so there’s not been much time to read. I did finish The Chosen early in the week, but haven’t really clicked with anything else, though I started Frog Music by Emma Donoghue at lunch yesterday and I think it is going to be a good one. There is something about her writing that hypnotizes me and keeps me reading even if I’m not crazy about the setting or the plot (as with Room).
I’ve bought a few Viragos lately from awesomebooks.com. I like their very low prices, but sometimes the books are not in the best condition…oh well, I’m just glad to have them. Here are the green beauties I’ve received in February:
A Wreath of Roses & The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor – I still intend to read all of Taylor’s novels, though I have not made much progress lately.
A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse – I don’t know much about this author or this book, but doesn’t it have a fantastic title?
A Wreath for the Enemy by Pamela Frankau – I bought this after reading Scott’s post on “Possible Persephones” at Furrowed Middlebrow.
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West – This book is on the list for the Librarything Great War Theme Read. I am behind on reading along with the group, but I hope to catch up.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – 2014 is the year I WILL read Mansfield Park and Emma, the two Austens I’ve never managed to finish.
I am working today so won’t be able to read until I get home in the evening, but that anticipation of arriving home and settling down with a book and a treat will get me through the afternoon of helping people print and finding books for desperate school children who have reports due on Monday (our typical Sunday crowd).
Enjoy your day!