Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Good Day for a Book

Any day is a good day to read as far as I'm concerned. But today is an Especially Good Day - it's World Book Day (thanks, Peeriemoot and Angela, for spreading the word).

I'm between books at the moment, having just finished this fascinating (and massive) tome:

Inside the Victorian Home, by Judith Flanders

Next on my reading list (and on order from the library) are: The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer, and The Victorian Internet - which concerns the telegraph and its impact on 19th century life. (I seem to be on a Victorian roll.)

While waiting for my library books to come in, I'm refreshing my spare moments with this hilarious collection:

A Jeeves omnibus by the incomparable P.G. Wodehouse.
 (I find old Plum to be very soothing when Fate
has been swinging its sledgehammer in my direction.)
 

Excuse me while I just elbow this daffodil out of the way....



What are you reading this fine World Book Day?

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7 comments:

  1. Your blog. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

    Litigoater is on the reading list, too.

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  2. Crime and Punishment....sounds heavy, or at least it always has to me, but it is really enjoyable so far. Much more enjoyable than I expected, at least!! :)

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  3. On I do love a bit of Jeeves and Wooster! I am reading Antony Woodward's The Garden in the Clouds, which is about making a garden folk really want to visit out of a ramshackle farmstead atop a Welsh mountain.

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  4. Oh, is it World Book Day?1?

    Btw, I love that painting, which is on the cover of "Inside The Victorian Home." Don't remember who did it, but do remember that he did various pre-versions of it. :-)

    Today, I am in between books, awaiting some from the library. And awaiting getting TO the library. So I'm trying to slog through a bit of "The Portable Jung." Not easy going, sigh. Not for my 'ol brain, anyway.

    Sorry that Fate has been slinging a sledgehammer at you, of late. Very sorry. Hope all smooths out, soon.

    "I couldn't have electricity in the house, I wouldn't sleep a wink. All those vapors floating about."
    ~Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

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    1. Dear Auntie - That is a beautiful painting, made interesting for me by the multiple generations depicted and the various activities of the family members.

      Don't worry about the sledgehammer of Fate - it was a rather weak attempt at Wodehouseian humor and hyperbole.

      Portable Jung? That sounds dreadful.

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  5. I just finished The Somnamulist by Jonathan Barnes and I'm getting ready to reread Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson.

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