A couple of years back, someone asked me if I read books. I immediately knew exactly how Sarah Palin felt when she was asked that inane question by a silly so-called journalist who evidently hadn’t done her homework. Of course she reads. How else could she have ever become a governor of a state? It was a question posed to make her look stupid, but she is still around and the so-called journalist isn’t. I am sure Sarah Palin felt that was an insulting question because men politicians are never asked a question like that. Okay, that’s all the politics for the day. Anyway, when I was asked that question I felt slightly insulted and amazed that there was someone who knew me and didn’t know I loved to read. But I nicely told this person, “yes, I do read.”
I may look like a dumb blonde, and some may think so, but I read incessantly. I have to have a book to read at all times. I read magazines, books, and Bible studies. I read several blogs that are very interesting. There are many talented writers out there who have their little blogs and should be writing novels, I’m telling you.
Anyway, yes, I do read books and here is what is on my bedside table right now.
A wonderful daily devotional that makes one feel that Jesus is actually writing to them. It seems each day, the subject covered fits what I am going through at that particular moment.
Ahh, Pride and Prejudice. I have had this little paperback book for ages. I think I got it at a garage sale once. I kept telling myself I should read it. I have seen many adaptions of the book in movies. The one with Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennett was kind of silly, I thought. But Lawrence Olivier was wonderful as he always was and so handsome as Mr. Darcy. Then there was the nightmare that was Keira Knightly as Elizabeth that was made in the last few years. I don’t even remember the Mr. Darcy in that version. I am sorry, but I didn’t like that version at all. Maybe it was because I was spoiled by the best version ever. My very favorite Elizabeth was Jennifer Ehle in A and E’s adaptation. And who could forget Colin Firth? Sigh. He is the only Mr. Darcy as far as I am concerned. I have that version on tape and think I will watch it soon again. I finally read the book and just loved it. I could see Elizabeth(Jennifer Ehle) and Mr. Darcy(Colin Firth) so vividly in my mind’s eye.
The Reader’s Digest. My mother use to take it for years and I took it for years also. I think I got this particular book at an antique store where I buy a lot of my books now. I am reading Fannie Flagg’s “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl.” I read Norah Robert’s “River’s End” years ago. Both very good.
Our church has a Christian book library and I get a book out of there once in a while and this is the one I am reading now.
Gladys Tabor’s book, “Stillmeadow Calendar.” Ms. Tabor use to write for Woman’s Day, I think, and I would read her articles in my mother’s magazine. She wrote homey things about keeping house and a farm and doing all the things that come with that. I found this book at an antique store and read a little bit from it once in a while.
Jan Karon has a new book out about Mitford, hurrah, hurray. If you have not read any of her books about the little southern town of Mitford and Father Tim, you have missed something wonderful. I have read the whole series three times through and will probably one day read them again as they are so good. It’s been a while since Ms. Karon has written about Mitford and I cannot wait to get into this one. We visited the town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina last fall, which I wrote about in my blog. The books were based on a town just like Blowing Rock where Ms. Karon lived for a time.
There is always a book on my Kindle. I love my Kindle because I can read in the middle of the night without turning any lights on and waking David.
We did some antiquing Saturday and among the things I bought were some more books.
Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought this book would be nice to read. I saw the made for tv movie from it and it was so sad, but good.
Some James Patterson’s books I like and some, not so much. I hope this will be a good one.
Since I am training yet another dog, I thought I could use a refresher course in dog training and bought this book cheap.
I have read many of Anne Rivers Siddons’ books, but I had not seen this one before. It’s one of her earlier books so I am glad I found it. It’s about the south and how it changed over time. I love books about the south. I would have made a great southern belle. Yet, I would love to live in Alaska. Call me crazy.
Yes, I love to read. I hope you do too. Bye.