Wednesday, July 28, 2010
At the Beach....
I am at the beach this week. Off from work and trying to cram a year of wishes and desires into one short week. Yet, mostly I am catching up with books under my pink beach umbrella. Here are some of the things I am reading this week:
Jane Eyre - I just completed Charlotte Bronte's novel for the 6th or 7th time. It never fails to soothe and it teaches me that perserverance can offer rewards. Jane is a heroine for all centuries (more on Jane in another post).
Getting the Pretty Back - I am really enjoying this book by Molly Ringwald. It's a take it or leave it read as I'm picking and choosing the chapters that offer me something. Molly is all about taking care of oneself - a great lesson for vacation week.
Good Evening Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Painter-Downes - This is a Persephone Books feature. I grew up hearing my mother and grandmother's homefront stories and this book cuts right to the chase. Painter-Downes wrote these short stories for The New Yorker during WWII and they are both poignant and history-rich and almost all from a woman's perspective. I am really enjoying them after having the book in my possession for over a year.
Is anyone else enjoying beach reading?