Friday, September 24, 2010

Once upon a time, (it didn't really seem that long ago!) I picked up a biography about Laura Bush and took it to the checkout desk at the library. Where I was told I had to get on a waiting list to read this book. Would you believe a waiting list that had 40 some people on it?

So this week...I got my call to come and pick it up. And, I just finished reading 'Anna Karenina'. Just. ( I should tell you that I skimmed over much of the political conversations.) And now I am happily 'into' 'Larkrise to Candleford' and loving IT.

Whoops, one more book, no two ....Today I started reading 'The Deserted Mansion' by Elizabeth Gaskell. Oh boy, its good. I was in the truck with hubby and on the way home from town I started reading (on my 'itouch'....with the 'Stanza' reader I downloaded. I also downloaded 'Kindle' and it is so nice! I love the way I can enlarge the font and choose a white, sepia or black background.)

The other book I tried on for size....via Stanza, is 'Moths of the Limberlost' by Gene Stratton-Porter. I have loved many of her novels from the time I was a teen-ager, and the love of them has been passed down in our family from generation to generation. 'Girl of the Limberlost' and 'Her Father's Daughter' are two of my favorites. I didn't plan to start so many books at one time, it just sort of happened. I'm ok with it though...=)

Reading is one of the most relaxing pastimes in my life, how about you? Are you a reader? I tend to do things in spurts though, I may read like crazy for a good while, then turn my attention to something else entirely. Well Laura, here I come....ready or not.


val said...

Hi Maggie Ann, I have never read or even heard of the Elizabeth Gaskell you mention, I have the DVD and the book for North and South (which I love! - especially the DVD) ... I will look out for yours.
When I can make a trip to Larkrise Land I will post about it on my blog :0)
Have a blessed weekend,
Val xx Oxfordshire UK

bennie and patsy said...

I am like you read,read then stop and do other things.I am on the last of the 5 books I got so now to get quilting.

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm a spurt reader too :) I have no TV service so enjoy reading and watching old tv shows (we're now watching 'My Three Sons'). I did rent a program you recommended several posts back (Wives and daughters? or something similar) and enjoyed the first dvd .. waiting for my turn in the Netflix lineup for the second one. My family seems to have a good many readers.

LDH said...

I read in spurts too. My youngest daughter challenges me all the time to read more. I read Jane Eyre and The Help this summer and just picked up a book called Sarah's Key that was recommended by a friend. I had placed a request with the library weeks ago and just got it. Now, I have to read fast as I can't renew if there are others waiting :)