Thursday, March 31, 2011

Reading Rut

I'm having a hard time finding a book to read. This difficulty does not come from a lack of choices, mind you. I have a grand total of 25 books sitting on my night stand.

That's just dumb.

You'd think I could pick one and just read it for crying out loud. I've started several different books, but I just can't seem to committ. I have reading ADD or RADD for acronym's sake!

Jane Eyre is coming to the theater downtown tomorrow. You'd think that would motivate me to read Bronte's classic. Nope. Started it. But I haven't picked it up in a week.

In other news, have you seen these lovelies? My husband purchased them for me for Christmas (after I emailed him links from the bookstore ;) I'm a fan of pretty books. And a fan of receiving them from the hubster. Back in 1997ish he gave me a beautiful anthology of Jane Austen's works. I've been a fan of his ever since. So, every year he buys me a beautifully bound, classic book. I think these are my faves so far.

Also, check out this fun shirt I found at our local bookshop. It makes me happy. But I get annoyed when I look in the mirror and it says daer. So I took a picture so I could see it properly :) So what should I read next? Do you have any ideas? Something that will pull me in right away. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and I need that outlet right now. Ya know what I mean?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lark Rise to Candleford

Have you seen this BBC series? I just finished season 1 and it was fantastic.

It's an adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford". Sixteen year old, Laura (pictured below), is sent to Candleford to begin an apprenticeship with her mother's cousin, Miss Lane, who is the town's postmistress. Laura picks up her responsibilities quickly, meats a handsome game keeper, and learns a great deal from her mentor and new friends. Miss Lane is played by Julia Sawalha, who was Lydia on the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice. It took me awhile to make the connection. Actually, it was the hubby who eventually figured it out ;) She's great in this series.

(Look kids--it's Nicholas from North & South!)

Check it out and let me know what you think!