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Friday, November 26, 2010

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. ~Oscar Wilde

What does the wise women condemed to waiting for hours on end for days at a time in the weeks leading up to Chriastmas do to save her sanity?

She goes to the library & invests in some good reading so that she actually looks forward to her confinement!  What's not to enjoy in that pile?

15 comments:

Ruby said...

Looking forward to some write ups on some of your reading material Ganeida.
Have a good weekend!

Ganeida said...

Ruby: I don't like to be starting a book cold {just in case I loath it] SO I started the Philippa Gregory, on Anne of Cleves & Katherine Howard & it is the best yet. I thought it might be dull but anne, who was queen for less than 6 months, is fascinating. And she survived Henry. Poor silly flirtatious Katherine did not & she was only 16 when she went to the block! So sad.

Jo said...

There is nothing more satisfying that a pile of books to read. Enjoy the read.

joyfulmum said...

Loved that quote of Oscar Wilde!
Good use of time in my humble opinion, might be having to do the same as you if we change dance schools next year as it will be too long a trek to drop her off and pick her up later:(

LobStar_89 said...

Might I ask how you are able to borrow from the libary??? :)))

Ganeida said...

Jo: Ah, there's nothing like a good book, is there?

Joyfulmum: I adore Oscar wilde although he really was very naughty. ☺ My parents are to blame. They took me to see The Importance of being Ernest when I was very young & I was hooked for life! ☺

Liddy: Daughter, Dear! What are you infering? How do you supposse I borrowed them?

Ps: thanks, Lid. It's not like you're using your card just now...

seekingmyLord said...

Well, well. Borrowing books on a borrowed library card? Such a fascinating desperation!

Ganeida said...

lol My local & I have a dispute about what has become of a particular book. Last time this happened I paid the replacement costs promptly & was mortified at having lost a book ~ only to find the library had lost the book themselves!!! Argh. This time I know I returned the book & I think it's about time they found it! lol Our librarian, as it happens, didn't even ask. She just put my choices on Liddy's card. lol Benefits of a small community. She knows I'm actually trustworthy.

LobStar_89 said...

So what becomes of me when you loose a book on my card :)

seekingmyLord said...

Now there is a question. Take it from someone who has been there, Lobstar, never lend anyone, even a family member, anything that you may need and never, ever anything with your name on it so the blame can come back on you. (I love you, Ganeida, but you know it is sound advice.) Of course, if said family member is feeding and sheltering you...eh-hem, you simply are at her mercy. Be thankful!

Birbitt said...

Not much in this world can compare to the joy of curling up with a comforter, cup of tea, and a good book...I've even been known to read while soaking in a hot bath simply because it's the only time I can go undisturbed for longer than a few minutes.

Jan Lyn said...

Looks comfortable and inviting. We are attempting to build big walls of books and animals to care for between our daughters and their electronics here. So much healthier. ;)
Enjoy.

Jo said...

I asked my 2 sons what they wanted for Christmas and they gave me long lists of books titles - I had a warm feeling inside to know that my 22 and 18 year olds still want lots of books as gifts rather than all that "modern" stuff!!

They are their mothers sons for sure!! I took had a list of books I wanted!

Ganeida said...

Liddy: You'll be in Chile. Why worry? And after yesterday I would be very, very quiet if I were you. ;~

Seeking: Actually nothing to do with me. All our cards are always full because we have things on order too so our wonderful librarian just looks to see whose not using their card & plonks our books on there. We made Dearest, who doesn't read, get a card just for this very purpose & so we could all have more books out. lol We are faster readers than our library can provide for.

Birbitt: I can't read in the bath ~ or the car. About the only 2 places I don't read.

Jan Lyn: Star gets music. I have one non~reader but even he will read certain things.

Jo: we have always given at least one book withwhatever else our kids get. It's a good habit I think.

Linda said...

I have a pile but haven't moved onto the next book. I needed it too. So winterish here, warmish but mountain looking out the window. Plus I can't do much with a sore back.