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Friday, November 9, 2012


I really, really love reading.  Books are basically my favorite thing in the world, and I always get so happy and excited when I walk into a  bookstore (or a library!).  Yesterday, Sam and I went into Camilla's, a used bookstore in our town.  It is so crowded and stuffed with books- everything from WW2 cookbooks to contemporary fiction and everything else in between.  I love picking up an old book and reading the inscription- yesterday, my favorite one was written from a man to his wife and dated London March 1944.

Anyway, I'm currently reading the Paris Wife, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I think it does capture the feeling of writers and artists in the '20s, but it is also depressing and a bit frustrating.  I love reading a book that leaves you racing to the end, but at the time sad when you reach it, because then the book is over.  I'm always thrilled when I find a book like that, but usually read it too quickly.  Sometimes, when I find a book I'm pretty sure I'll love (like a new book by a favorite author), I'll leave it on the shelf for a bit, just savoring the time until I get to read it.  My husband thinks this is crazy, and usually takes it to mean that I'm not interested in the book after all.  (But really it's the opposite.)  I can usually cheer myself up with a book, but sometimes, it can take a while to feel happy again after reading something overly depressing or dark.  Still, I don't think I'll ever get over that feeling of walking into a room full of books and being excited by the possibilities. 

What are you reading?  Any good book recommendations?

yup, random picture from the park today.  still loving this weather!


  1. hey rachel! so nice to meet you. thanks for blog hopping with us. i am returning the favor and following back :) so i just got the book the paris wife on my kindle and started just the first few pages. i love books but feel like i havent found any great one's in some time now!

  2. Looks gorgeous there, it's so gray, cold and gloomy here :(
    Wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to the "Follow Me Maybe" blog hop and for following me :) Now following you! Bre @ Peacoats and Plaid

  3. I'm reading your archives since I'm a new reader. (Totally not creepy right?) Try reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. It's a fictional novel loosely based on Barbara Bush's life.