- Saint Petersburg, Fl
- member since November 21, 2007
Carissa’s last login was Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Carissa, I'm just not sure what to think about the Twilight books. I'll admit that I like them MUCH more than I thought I would. And there are things I like about it: the whole no-sex before marriage thing appeals to the good, protestant mom in me but the main character's obsession with abandoning her mortality is really getting under my skin. So I guess I'll see what I REALLY think once I'm finished with book four. :-) The writing is fine, but sometimes I feel like I'm reading a screenplay.
I'm so glad you shared about the Wharton book. I'll definitely look for that one. And Ethan Frome is in my TBR stack. The Galsworthy I read was downright poetic. There were so many places that I wanted to highlight, mark, etc. But I found a beautiful hardbound copy from '48 so I didn't let myself!!!!
Wow! You finished a whole book in one sitting?!?! I'll have to look that one up. The only time I get to read a whole book in one sitting is when I'm reading to someone else. :-) I'm really enjoying Wrinkle in Time.... If I were you, I would have already finished it by now!
...off to look up The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.
I was thinking about you yesterday because my latest read is a YA -- A Wrinkle in Time. I read it a million years ago and am enjoying reading it again. Personally, I'd label it closer to "youth" than "young adult" but that's what it's tagged!
Anyway, hope you are doing well!
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed Persuasion!
Last night I started A Thousand Splendid Suns and tonight I started Imagined London -- a book by Anna Quindlen about literary London. I usually don't read two books at once but I checked out the Quindlen book from the library and need to get it back soon but I also really want to read the Hosseini book. So what's a girl to do, ya know?
About leaving books -- yes, I've definitely quit books before. I quit Persuasion once. :-) But in my defense, my house was on the market and I was focused on getting us moved! Also, I have a book on my 50 books list that I read about 3/4 of and then decided it didn't apply to me: Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren Winner. I'm a dozen years married with two kids so I think I'm beyond chastity. :-) But I still counted it in my 50 books list because I trudged through at least 70% of it!
And what are you reading now? Are you really reading SIX books at a time?
And then I had the same problem replying to your post on my discussion list!!!
I'm glad that I haven't put Persuasion aside yet because I am starting to see that it's getting better. Captain Wentworth is back on the scene. :-) I'll definitely stick with it.
Also, love your shelf. I'm going to take some recommendations from it.
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Your bookworm artwork reminds me of a bookstore on your side of the state in Bradenton/
Little Bookworms at littlebookworms.
If you like Hurston you may know about the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in Eatonville each year - January if I remember correctly.
And of course there's no shortage of Hemingway conferences.
One of his grandaughter's has opened a bookshop in Naples, FL
Don't have the website handy but if you googled or otherwise searched under his name & Naples FL, it would likely pop up if you are interested.
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