Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just keep reading, reading, reading.....

I have been very negligent in my attentions to this blog and I hope to rectify the situation presently!

Even though I haven't been posting, I have been reading! Lots and lots! Let's see, since I last wrote I have finished Little Women. I love that book more and more each time I read it. :)Other books I have started and finished since then:
The Fisherman's Lady and The Marquis' Secret. Both by George MacDonald. So very good! These books are edited by Michael Phillips so that they are easier to read (and find!). If you have never read any of MacDonald's books I highly recommend these. Beautiful sweeping stories set in Scotland in the early 19th century.

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Lando by Louis L'Amour
and Mojave Crossing by Louis L'Amour (I guess I was on a western kick! Gotta have some good westerns!)

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (for the second time)
We watched the old BBC version of it the other day and it made me want to read the book again. I LOVE this book. It is my favorite Austen book. Ah! Read it! I KNOW you'll love it! :)

I'm also listening to Mansfield Park by Jane Austen on audio cassette. I drive a lot for my job so I'm in the car a lot. My truck only has a tape deck so I've been getting books on tape from the library. This version is read by Margaret O'Brien. I am very impressed with her reading style. Lovely!

I am also listening to a book on CD called The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Very exciting!
Please share what you have been reading lately!
Have a lovely day!


SisterlyLove said...

Oh isn't that grand? You are a little to good at reading more than one book at a time, Jane! I have been reading Janette Oke Books! I know Ive read more than is good for me I'm sure, but I love them so! Besides, Elizabeth told me I simply MUST read them! Im on the 3rd book in the series of "Seasons of the Heart" The book is called "Winter is Not Forever" and I Love it! thanks for raving about them Lizzy! I'm reading a P. G. Wodehouse book called Lord "Emsworth and Others" My favorite story is the first chapter called "The Crime Wave at Blandings" It is such a Scream! I don't know why I'm telling YOU! You already know all this! goose!
Love ya now!

Leah said...

Wow! You are amazing! I just read Pippi Longstocking in the South Sea. I was pretty happy with myself when I finished that ONE! :) But I also read Carry on Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. A GREAT book. :)

SisterlyLove said...

I have never read Pippi Longstocking! I remember LOVING The movie though. :)
Carry on Jeeves is HILARIOUS!! I love P.G. Wodehouse. Have you read Leave It To Psmith yet? Love that one too. :)

SisterlyLove said...

Sick! I don't think I can even make myself count how many books you read while I have been on the same one since...well, we'll leave that out of this.

I'm reading Jo's Boys! Awesomeness.
It took me a while to get into it which was weird... But after a while I started loving it! Can't wait to see what happens in the end!
And Jane forgot to mention that we're reading The Hobbit (by JRR Tolkien) together too. sick.
ha ha! Next on my list...
The Tale of Despereaux
(by Kate DiCamillo)
At the Back of the North Wind
(by George MacDonald)
And the rest is yet to come... =]

Anna Kristine said...

You are so very clever and sly Jane you go and finish a billion books behind my back. :P While I haha ;)
I'm reading Little Women again! Except I rather set it aside as I picked up my Adventures of Robin Hood book again the other day. The rest is history...I'm nearly half way through it. If only I could be that passionate about every book I read...then just maybe I could read as many as you. ;)

SisterlyLove said...

Hey Aims! I love that series too (seasons of the heart). I don't care what they all say, I love Janette Oke books. :) Hee hee! And Crime Wave at Blandings is just too good for words. Ha ha! "First you start talking rot about young George, then you start singing comic songs!"
"My dear, it was NOT a comic song..."
"It was, the way YOU sang it!"

Marge: OH! Jo's Boys is so wonderful. I just love those books. :)

Leah: I forgot to say that I rented some P.G. Wodehouse books and read them too. Forgot to put them on the list. He is one of the funniest writers I have ever read. Oh! Have you ever read any plays by Oscar Wilde? If you like P.G. I think you'd like these. Especially "The Importance of Being Earnest". The movie is jolly as well. :)

Lizzie my Sweet: That is ok. :) I can never force books on myself. Either I'm in the mood...or not. So, read what you want and enjoy it! I have never read Robin Hood. I think I must. :)

Thanks all for the comments!