I like buying books. Lots of books. A Comparative Literature student in college, and a voracious reader as a kid, these days, I buy more than I read. I think it is some specific version of oniomania. The books I am currently in the midst of reading are pictured above. I like them all and I think they display a typical range of my interests including Italy, fiction, spiritual, classics. I’ll let you know what I think of them after I finish.
I’ve been in several book clubs over the years, which helped keep rate of reading more in line with my rate of buying, but I am currently without a book club, so I am on my own.
Our local bookstore, Readers Books, hosted a classics book club that I adored. I read Jane Austen’s Persuasion (loved), George Eliot’s Middlemarch (loved), and Henry James’ Daily Miller (meh) before the club was disbanded because the leader moved.
In an effort to whittle down my bookcases (to make room for more new books), I am vowing to hold off buying anything new for a while. I also thought it might be nice to share the books I have already read with you. Here are my current offerings:
I loved each of them and think you may too. Please let me know which book you’d like me to send you (for free, of course) by adding a comment below. I will email you privately to get your mailing address and before long, you’ll receive a book in the mail.
What are you reading? Any recommendations? Your favorite book ever?
Tell me your stories. xo