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Autumn Reads

I’m in the mood for a great fall reading list. I probably won’t finish them all before spring summer, but I’m looking for leaves and romance and dark and gothy and all of that mixed together. Some of these just come to mind and some of them are online recommendations…

Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen

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I’ve never read a Jane Austen book. I’m not quite sure how that happened but this seems perfect. It seems autumny and I believe it’s sort of a satire on gothic romances. Perfect!

Griffin & Sabine
by Nick Bantock

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I don’t have them all but I do have four or five of them. Perfect fall reading; getting lost in romantic letters and postcards (and you can really take them out and read them which is spectacular!).

Eva Moves the Furniture
by Margot Livesey

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I just stumbled across this one and it sounds perfect. Set in Scotland, a story of love, life, death, coming of age…and ghosts.

Walden, or, Life in the Woods
by Henry David Thoreau

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Somehow, I’ve never read this. I need to fix that.

Book Lovers

I saw this on BookishPenguin‘s blog and it seemed fun and short:

Which do you prefer? (Quick answers)

  • Reading something frivolous? Or something serious? Like to mix it up but have a long list of serious that I need to get through
  • Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?  50/50 on this one
  • Fiction? Or Nonfiction? Fiction
  • Poetry? Or Prose? Prose, but I love and adore both
  • Biographies? Or Autobiographies? Biographies
  • History? Or Historical Fiction? Historical fiction (with history erratically tossed in)
  • Series? Or Stand-alones? Stand alones though I do love Jack McDevitt sci-fi series
  • Classics? Or best-sellers? Mix it up
  • Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose? Mostly straight-forward but, again, I like to mix it up
  • Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Both
  • Long books? Or Short? Both, though I prefer long
  • Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated? Both. I read more non-illustrated but I am faithful to a few comics/graphic novels
  • Borrowed? Or Owned? Both, more likely owned
  • New? Or Used? Both, but preferably used

10 Books You’d Like to See Made Into a Movie

How can the weekend sometimes seem so impossibly far off? That’s how it seems today. May go sailing though, which would be awesome! We’ll see. That sounds so New England preppy rich… “Well, I may go saaaiiiling this weekend”.

Anyway, came across this Ten on Tuesday thing which is pretty cool, so here you go, though I can’t even finish my first 10 list…will add to it.

10 Books You’d Like to See Made Into a Movie

  1. Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
  2. Four Corners by Kira Salak
  3. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  4. The Stand by Stephen King (I’d like to see an all-out movie, not a mini-series which was already done)
  5. Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
  6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  7. Deepsix by Jack McDevitt
  8. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (I know it’s been done, but it would be cool if Peter Jackson did it)

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‘But then,’ thought Alice. ‘shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way–never to be an old woman–but then–always to have lessons to learn!’

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“Come, there’s no use in crying like that!” said Alice to herself rather sharply. “I advise you to leave off this minute!” She generally gave herself good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

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New book on my to-read list…
Letters from New Orleans by Rob Walker
I’ve been craving New Orleans. I’ve never been there but it keeps calling me. I guess for now I’ll visit it in a book…