This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…
“This week’s musing – courtesy of http://www.kwizgiver.com – asks…
Is there a particular book that is your nemesis–the book you’re determined to one day finish?“
That would be The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy. I have read the book on and off for almost two years now but couldn’t finish it. I’ve read Hardy’s works before. They don’t exactly fill me with joy for they are rather melancholy. But I don’t hate them either. I appreciate Hardy’s words and the quality of his work. I am determined to one day finish The Woodlanders. I just don’t know when that day will come.
“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” — Henry Ward Beecher
If that isn’t true I don’t know what is! Every time I visit a bookstore I promise myself I will not buy anymore books until I finish reading the old ones. But in reality I cannot leave a bookstore empty-handed!
So far this year I’ve been quite good actually. I’ve bought fewer books than last year. But the year is young still. Let’s see how long I can keep this up.
Here are the books I bought in the month of January.
Jan 6, 2011.
The Diary of a Nobody. George Grossmith.
The Woodlanders. Thomas Hardy.
I’ve wanted to read The Diary of a Nobody for a long time. I’ll finally get to do so soon (Unless other books get in my way!). I love my Penguin Essential edition but the cover is absolutely hideous! I hate looking at it!
I have no idea what The Woodlanders is all about. I wonder what it will be like.
Jan 10, 2011
The Penguin Complete Father Brown. G.K. Chesterton.
I love reading detective stories! Enjoyed reading The Innocence of Father Brown last year. So when I saw this at a book store I knew I had to have it. It was kind of expensive but totally worth it! Right now I’m slowly making my way through it. I’m enjoying it so far but I have to take breaks for other books in between otherwise it gets to be a bit monotonous.
So these were books that came home in January. Hope to review them soon.