Saturday, February 21, 2009

Books and Reading

Two things I dearly love, books and reading. I enjoy simply looking at shelves filled with books. The colors of the covers and the smell of the books make me almost giddy. Bookstores are dangerous places for me as I love to own books. When I read a book and enjoy it the world within the pages becomes real to me and visiting it again is much like returning to a favorite vacation spot. It is a chance to spend time with characters that feel more like old friends.

Lately I've been on a classics kick. Started with Shakespeare and then I moved on to Austen. Now I'm starting a new book by Andra Di Robilant called Lucia. The author is the great-great-great-great-grandson of the subject, Lucia. He tells her story based from her letters starting at the time that Venice fell to Napoleon through her becoming a widow many years later. I'm very much hoping this book becomes a favorite.


Squirrel said...

Haha! I found your new blog - yay!
Thank you for your sweet comments on mine. It's so new that nobody else has found it yet, and comments are very welcome.
Talking of books and living under a log, I just finished New Moon - and I JUST twigged that that's where you live - duh. So have you seen any giant wolves out there in those woods? lol

Tamara said...

Yes it is set in my part of the world. No giant wolves in the woods. lol Certainly would be more exciting if there were!