Friday, July 6, 2012

friday free for all: currently reading.




i am currently reading 2 books, which i rarely, if ever, take on.  but i picked up the hobbit last weekend to reread (first time since freshman year of high school!) before the movie comes out in december.  then, the very next day, the everygirl's blog post on their new book club popped up, and i just loved the idea of this virtual community tuning in every week to discuss a book section-by-section.  after reading the feature on author melanie gideon last month, i was super intrigued by wife 22, and thus here i am, alternating between 2 books i'm really enjoying. 

these books are so obviously different too - one clearly in the fantasy genre i care deeply about, while the other could be any woman struggling to find her place in her 40s.  i'm not comparing them by any means, but both transport me into their worlds the way only well-written books can.  reminds me of this quote from another favorite author:

“Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.”
- Gregory Maguire    

have a wonderful weekend.  reading anything good right now?

xo. di.

*image 1, 2 by me

2 comments:

  1. Ohh, The Hobbit used to be my all-time favorite! I've been wanting to reread it before the movie comes out, too. (I've also been wanting to read Anna Karenina before the film, so we'll just see what all I actually manage to accomplish by then!) And I loved seeing that The Everygirl started a book club! I know quite a few bloggers who've talked about how much the blogging world needs a reading group, so it seems like just the thing. I wish I could've joined up for Wife 22, but I have so much reading on my plate right now that it wasn't realistic. Hopefully next time! I'm glad to know you're enjoying it, it sounds like a great read!

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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