These aren't the best photos, I know, but they are the stacks of books my husband and (mostly) me culled from our book shelves this past weekend. It was an unplanned project that came into being with the moving of furniture and shelf space (I finally got my curio cabinet thanks to my saving my Amazon gift cards for the past several years.). I lost three bookcases in the process (the curio cabinet isn't that big, but we also re-purposed three of our existing book shelves). I now have empty shelf space. It is a strange feeling. The sooner I get these books out of my house the better--before I change my mind . . . And can I tell you how difficult it was to touch and hold every one of my books, especially those I haven't read yet, and just plop down on the floor in front of the bookcases and just read, read, read?
I saw the movie version of Gone Girl in the theater Friday and thought it was very well done. I expected more of a change than there actually was--so that was a little disappointing. Too much hype about the change that wasn't, I think.
My car was back in the shop yesterday. I was having such a great morning, got in a four mile aerobic workout, got a couple of chores done, and then when I went to get into my car, it wouldn't start. I was hoping it was just the battery. No such luck. Granted my car is 10 years old, but it really needs to hang in there for the next several years, until we get my husband's car paid off. Just what we don't need though, more car repairs to pay for.
I did not get any reading done this weekend. I was hoping to make more progress in Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, but the time just was not there. I do not want to fall behind right at the beginning of the read-a-long, but that may just well happen. I am really enjoying the book though, and as soon as I open the book, I am swept into Sue Trinder's life. I love the way Sarah Water's writes. If only I could take a day off of work and just read it!
Last week I also began reading Liz Strange's Erased, a science fiction thriller, which also has me glued to the book as I read. Science fiction isn't a genre I gravitate towards on a regular basis, but I do enjoy it now and then. Erased has its flaws, but it's an intense read, and I am enjoying it. It has a Total Recall type feel to it.
Later this week, I will begin reading Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn for an upcoming tour. Set during the 1920's, it is the story of Poppy Hammond who goes on an adventure to find the man who helped her escape an aristocratic marriage during the 1920's. Scandal, political intrigue and mystery ensue.
What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
Here is the opening of Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn. I'm already intrigued!
"I say, if you're running away from your wedding you're going about it quite wrong."
I paused with my leg out the window, satin wedding gown hitched up above my knees. A layer of tulle floated over my face, obscuring my view. I shoved it aside to find a tall, bespectacled young man standing behind me. His expression was serious, but there was an unmistakable gleam in his eyes that was distinctly at odds with his clerical garb.
Would you continue reading?
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