Oh wow, look at that.
Well it is now June and I am home again and finally getting back into a routine. *chokes on suppressed laughter at own hilarious joke* Yeah, no, not really. You want an idea of what life looks like presently?
Here, this is my desk.
You would think the fact that the cat knocks at least one of those piles onto the floor every single morning would inspire me to find respective homes for them, but to no avail! I am dreadfully skilled at ignoring such things and tripping over books is excellent exercise ;)
Ah yes! That brings me to the real reason I'm here, books! There are so many book sales being held around here lately, it's really rather dangerous for me!
- Several American Girl books I didn't already own
- Song of Years, Bess Streeter Aldrich. I wasn't familiar with this one in particular but I have heard rave reviews on this author bantered about on you ladies' blogs, so why not?
- Irish Journal, German-Man-Who's-Name-I-Don't-Remember. A descriptive work on Ireland by said German Man, pretty self explanatory.
- The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Quite possibly the BEST book EVER. I love it!!! And bonus, not only was this an old copy, it had a pretty cover, and we all know how important that is!
Book sale #2
- Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes. I finally found a copy that wasn't abridged! (Have I mentioned how I loathe abridged editions?)
- The Mill On The Floss, George Eliot. Doesn't that look pretty? The cover drew me in immediately, it harkens back to simpler times.
#3 Not exactly a book sale, but from a used bookstore. Anyone ever heard of The Book Barn in New London, CT?
- The Victorian Nursery Book, Two-Men-I-Don't-Know (but I think one is named Paul). Sweet stories, nursery rhymes, and Victorian prettiness.
- Looking for Anne of Green Gables, Irene Gammel. The name caught me on the spot! It is sort of a dual biography of both Anne as a character and LM Montgomery as her author, I can't wait to read it!
- More Perfect Than the Moon, Patricia MacLachlan. The third/fourth? book in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series (that I love).
- At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales, LM Montgomery. One of her lovely short story collections, of which there are dozens!
- Pat of Silverbush, ^^^^^^^^ I have the sequel, but I didn't want to read it until I read this one! Ah, these are Summer books!
I've always wanted to read The Great Gatsby, so that is the first I have begun. Terrific so far!
What good books are you reading right now? Have you read any of the above?