Thursday, 25 August 2011

Books To The Ceiling

Have a head full of books today!!

Firstly, I'm lusting over the newly released 'Vintage 21' - a rainbow of 21 iconic titles from Vintage Books. Each book is a luscious colour and the edges of the pages match the cover! Where to start though???
With 'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill???
Or start with a red one, as the rainbow itself starts???
Nothing is easy . . . . .

THEN, there are things to be done about the house, but my current read: 'Lady Rose & Mrs Memmary' by Ruby Ferguson is distraction itself. This year I set myself a New Year's Reading Resolution: to read a wonderful Persephone title each month. So far I have read:
'The Victorian Chaise Longue'
'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' (Magical!!)
'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'
'The Priory'
'Bricks & Mortar'
'Operation Heartbreak' (cried & cried at the end!)
. . . and now here we are with the August read. It's a wonderful tale of a great Scottish house, set in the present day & the mid 1870's. A lady visiting the house in the present day is strangely captivated by the lady of the house back in Victorian days . . . . making me think of my recent visit to Chatsworth & Georgiana again. Further distraction . . . . .

Then of course there are the beautiful new Virago releases. I have 3 of the 5, but only 4 of the 10 from last time they did it. Is there a medical term for someone obsessed with sets of books? I wonder . . . .

All this reminds me of this verse by Arnold Lobel:

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

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