07/02/2008

More time…

Posted in Books at 2:37 am by Jennie

I wish there were more hours in the day. So that I can do all the things I love. Lately it’s been reading. I feel as though my mind has been hungry for so many years, that it needs to devour as many books as possible. It’s trying to catch up from all the years of unimaginative confinement. I enjoy sitting around relaxing as I am entranced and utterly captivated by the the story. Some have been so entertaining that I stay up until the wee hours of morning just to find out what happens next.

Sadly, many times I have to debate whether to knit or read. Such a dilemma. 😦

That’s why, wouldn’t it be perfectly fantastic if we could all have a few more hours to do the many things we love. 🙂

I’m currently fixed on the series of books by Philippa Gregory. It all started with the movie The Other Boleyn Girl. Which happens to be the first of a current 5 book series. The 6th is due out this September. I’m currently on the 4th, The Constant Princess.

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I’ve gotten quite a few of my coworkers interested and we’re just passing the books around. So if you need some summer reading do check them out.

Oh, and I was so lucky to stumble upon The Virgin Blue at my local Half Price Book store. Gosh, it was a great buy. It started out sorta slow, but once I hit about half way, I couldn’t put it down. This was the book that made me stay up all night because I just had to know how it ends.

Happy Summer reading!

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6 Comments »

  1. Angie said,

    Silly girl… you don’t have to choose between books and knitting… just download some audio books! Now, I will agree that nothing compares with having a real honest-to-goodness book in your hands and “really” reading while lying in a hammock, but on occasion, you can make an exception in the interest of multitasking… it’s a little different experience, but it’s great to get two things done at once!

  2. Rachel said,

    When I went back to take classes the past 9 months, I pretty much quit reading due to lack of time…and because I was having to read so much scientific literature that I just couldn’t handle any more reading. As soon as I got out of classes, I’m been on a reading frenzy and it feels amazing to delve back into that world! And my knitting has suffered (cuz unlike what Angie suggested, I don’t think audio books are a good substitution for the real thing). But I’m okay with that!

  3. Shannon said,

    I’ve read three of those book and enjoyed each of them. I need to go get the other three too. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve been watching the Showtime series, The Tudors.

  4. Tiffany said,

    I really enjoyed The Virgin Blue–I was on a Tracy Chevalier kick for a while, and that was one of my favorites by her. 🙂

  5. Alex said,

    I wish there were more time in the day too! I need a book stand or something so I can do both at the same time. (I don’t like audio books, I just don’t pay enough attention to allow myself to say I “read” the book.)

  6. tiennie said,

    I think I’ve read 95% of all Phillippa Gregory’s books – I just love them! If you get a book weight, it makes reading and knitting so much easier!


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