I’ve just returned from a meeting in Cambridge so I’m posting this
late here in the UK (it is 3:45pm).. because I took the opportunity of
a free afternoon in Cambridge’s wonderful book shops… I only bought a
few- and they were on sale- very restrained for me!!!
Classic fiction (love Jane Austen), modern day mysteries (P.D. James, Elizabeth George) and I do read contemporary novels along a wide spectrum, usually when someone else recommends them. It’s been a long time since I read a romance novel, although I became an expert on which were naughty and which were not while working on the Bookmobile and choosing titles for homebound library patrons.
I’m getting better at savoring. Maybe it’s just because I can’t stay up late as easily anymore.
3. Is there a book you keep returning to and why?
I re-read Jane Austen with some frequency, particularly Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. I suppose that not unlike Narnia, they represent a fantasy time and place to me, and I like to go there.
Rabbi Kushner’s "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" helped me put my pieces back together after a devastating pregnancy loss. (I won’t get into an argument here about the fictional vs. non-fictional nature of the Bible…)
5. Describe a perfect place to read. ( could be anywhere!!!)
I love to read on my super-comfortable bed, with loads of pillows, an open window and a breeze blowing.
How about you?