Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Drew loves the look of books covering a wall. 

Like this ----->

Its one of his goals in life to have a study filled with books so that his study will look 

like this ----->                                                              

Collectively, we have a few books. We're getting there. By the time we have a study, 
we'll be there.

I love reading. I don't do it as often as I would like, although I constantly have a book with me that I'm 'in the middle of'- just in case I get bored enough to pull it out. Generally I choose Sudoku instead. I am currently reading like 15 books...
... among which are:

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll
  • Beach Music. Pat Conroy
  • Freckles. Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery
  • The Catcher in the Rye. J.D Salinger
  • Mansfield Park. Jane Austen

Whilst reading a book, I tend to start out REALLY slow. This is the period when I choose Sudoku over reading. But then, the farther I get in the book, the more likely it is that I won't be able to put it down. Once the slow part is over, I finish books like mad. I could probably win a race. 

I've recently finished:
  •  A Girl of the Limberlost. Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte
  • Emma. Jane Austen
  • Persuasion. Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility. Jane Austen
  • Wicked. Gregory Maguire

..... All whilst reading all of the previously mentioned books. 

Among my favorites are:
  • Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte
  • East of Eden. John Steinbeck
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy
  • The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad

I am also looking for a list of great classics to read. On my list thus far:
  • A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickins
  • The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde [Play]
  • Gone With the Wind. Margaret Mitchell
  • My Antonia. Willa Cather
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel. Baroness Emma Orczy
  • To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee
  • Doctor Zhivago. Boris Pasternak 



  1. Heart of Darkness is a favorite, huh? I'd put My Antonia at the end of your list... but you can borrow it from me if you want. :)

    What does Drew like to read?

  2. I was still bored even in the last chapter of Mansfield Park, and I love all things Austen. Kind of unfortunate. I'm with ya on the study full o' books, though. I want one that also has a baby grand in it. Wouldn't it be lovely? :)

  3. I love that you have a blog :) You guys are so cute together!! I liked reading the 20 things about you as well. 3 kids? Why 3? I've always found it interesting when people want to have an odd number of children. Not odd as in strange, but odd as in vs. even. I think the number of kids people want says something about them and I think that number suits you. :) I have always wanted 6. Matt says at least 4 and not more than 6... so we'll see. You are super cute and I'm excited to stay updated on your blog!!