Do you know what I would really love? To live in the English countryside, somewhere like here:
And read books all day, knit, sew, be artistic and do intellectual things like watch Shakespeare in the local theatre. I would still love to work because I lovelovelove my job, but still have plenty of holidays to go to places like St Petersburg, Carcassonne, Venice... I would be a masterchef and have my friends Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver over for dinner and they would compliment me excessively on my culinary delights. French and Saunders would be my friends and we would meet in little nooky London pubs and laugh uproariously all night long and Josh Groban or Hugh Jackman would drop everything and marry me.
However this isn't case in REAL life. I wish I could read and knit all day but alas, not until retirement. I have recently bought some fabulous books that I intend to read over the coming weeks and I am excited about them.
Just started on this new one from Philip Pullman. I am really liking it so far. A fabulous exploration of the life of Jesus and his brother Christ. Interesting perspective.
I found this in a little tiny book shop in Angaston, SA. It is fictional, but tells the story of the girl who inspired Alice, of Wonderland fame.
I bought this because I loved the cover. Good reason right? The story looks sweet as well. I shall report back once finished.
I'm also in the process of winding up Wolf Hall for a read-along with Gerbera Daisy Diaries and Amused By Books.
So many books, so little time. Right I'm off to put on another load of washing and ring the bank. Ain't real life romantic?