I've had a lovely peaceful weekend (after a hectic week) and have managed to get two short books finished. I am also the proud new owner of a kindle, which I plan to use to read more classics. I've made a start with Jane Eyre and so far I'm enjoying the kindle experience. The books I finished this weekend were:
I am not a Niffenegger fan (I know I'm in a minority, but I didn't enjoy The Time Traveller's Wife at all) but saw this in the library and thought it might be a quick, fun read. I loved the concept of the bookmobile containing all the books she had ever read; it appealed to the part of me that wishes I knew the same. I found the second half a bit over-dramatic but it raised some interesting questions about how much we sacrifice in order to read and how much of life is missed.
Did anyone else read the Drina series whilst growing up? The stories were all about Drina and her friends as she attempts to become a ballerina and I simply adored them. I read them so many times that Drina came to feel like a friend rather than a fictional character. I recently found my copies at my parents house and was interested to see whether they had stood the test of time. Whilst coming off as a bit dated (this one was originally published in 1959) I was surprised that it was still an enjoyable read. The characters were all strongly developed and the book wasn't as fluffy and light as I had remembered.
I was thinking earlier that when I started this blog I wanted to write about books in general and not just the books I am currently reading. I wonder if anyone would be interested in a weekly/fortnightly meme where we spotlight some of our all-time favourite reads, maybe by genre or age range? I was thinking Fabulous Fridays, Wonderful Wednesdays or Terrific Thursdays? Let me know what you think, whether it would be worth setting something like that up. I know I would be interested to read about everyone's 'favourites' rather than just what you are all currently reading.