Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Sunday Salon


This past week has been a good reading week. After reading
'The Brutal Art' which I didn't like very much, I finished off
'Daisy Miller.' The latter is a novella ,with just over 80 pages , so I polished it off in a day and a half.
The weather has improved tremendously in the past few days, with brilliant sunshine beaming down on the snowdrops in the garden. I hope , really hope, that Spring is on it's way! On the farm the next big task is lambing, this is due to start during the first week of March. With that in mind I am reading furiously as once there are lambs to look after my reading will have to take a back seat.
With this thought I am charging through, 'Innocent Traitor' by Alison Weir.This is the story of Lady Jane Grey. At the moment I am half way through her childhood. This girl really had a miserable life, due to her ambitous and uncaring parents.
Bookshops and bookfairs have always attracted me , attracted me enough to part with some cash usually! This trait I have passed on to my youngest daughter , who is a ferocious reader. She phoned yesterday to say that she was looking in a bookfair at a very old(but in good condition) edition of
'Larkrise to Candleford' by Flora Thompson, and would I like it. Well what could I say other than 'Yes please'. She is coming home for a weekend soon , I can't wait to see her and my new book. Did I say there wouldn't be much reading in the next few weeks, what a joke, lol!

Hope you all have a good week.

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It has been very springlike here. It's made a very nice change after the last few weeks.

Scrap girl said...

How lucky you are to be getting Lark Rise to Candleford. I love that series. I nearly bought the book until I saw the price (£11.99) which I thought was really expensive. Can't wait to hear about it. I wish my children wanted to read as much as your daughter. I hope they will eventually catch it from me.

BooksPlease said...

I loved the book Lark Rise - I'm sure you'll like it. The Innocent Traitor sounds good - I always felt sorry for Lane Jane Grey. Enjoy your reading!

Lezlie said...

I thought Innocent Traitor was a great book! I can't wait to see what you think of it when you're finished!

Lezlie

Linda Jacobs said...

Sounds like you have a very peaceful but busy life! Reading and lambing. Sounds great!

claire said...

I'm eagerly waiting for spring, too!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I've had Lark Rise on my book shelf for a couple of years with the intent of reading it...such a shame that the love of sewing overtook the love of reading, BUT, (she says with fingers crossed) I may regain my desire to read a good novel once our winter arrives in June. I like reading, wrapped in a quilt while the rain splatters gently on the window panes.
Have you read Lark Rise before?

zetor said...

'Purple flower paztch' I haven't read 'Larkrise' before, but I have enjoyed a few episodes on T.V. Although I do usually find that books are better than T.V.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I had no idea it was a TV series...oewww, must ask my library if they can get it on DVD for me. :-)