Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Book Worm

My craft projects seem to have stalled recently but to keep myself busy I've been reading lots more which has been wonderful!

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I read My Family and Other Animals a week or so ago and am now reading Emma by Jane Austen.

My Family and Other Animals was fantastic - easy to read, wonderful flow and even had me giggling at some points. I enjoyed it so much in fact that I bought the DVD and have watched that since. It was also very good!

I'm finding Emma a lot easier to read than I found Jayne Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, which I was surprised by as Emma was written earlier and I had assumed would be written in a similar style. I do keep picturing Gwyneth Paltrow though which is a tiny bit frustrating and proof that my rule of reading a book before seeing the movie is a much better way to do things. It lets you imagine the characters rather than having images forced upon you.

Next on the reading list is The Six Wives of Henry the VIII which I picked up at a second hand bookshop today. We've recently started watching the second season of Tudors which has renews my interest in this period. It's so fascinating!

Aiding to my reading obsession has been this site - I know it's not 'Australian' to buy overseas but they are so darn cheap and free postage too...

1 comment:

  1. It's been so long since I last read a book... I seriously can't remember when. I'm lucky if I get a few pages of a magazine in. Some day, some day when the kids are bigger, I WILL read a nice stack like that again. :) Enjoy!