I also began doing something that I haven't done in over a year... I began reading a novel for fun.
I divulge this to you because now I am absolutely obsessed with witty fiction-pseudo reality based novels written by women. And I've become a literary fiend once more! My current partners in crime are Julie Powell and Helen Fielding and their respective novels.
My cousin E and I began reading Bridget Jones together last week and I couldn't put it down after tasting the initial 5 chapters. I finished the novel in an evening, completely immersing myself in Bridget's world. The following evening, my cousin and I decided we needed company who understood the pangs and sorrows that come with being a "singleton" and so we endeavored to watch both films based on Helen Fielding's novels; Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
This spurned forward the need to reconnect with my "chickness" (Erick Matthews, Boy Meets World) and so I began hunting through my book case for further pieces of feel good chick-lit and female empowerment. I stumbled upon my brand new-never-read-because-I-was-too-busy-when-I-bought-it- copy of Julie Powell's Julie & Julia and proceeded to split its tightly closed spine.
There is something to be said about falling in love in literature again- You just never know when the "love bug" is going to bite you... I've been bitten before of course- as my gently loved copies of V.C Andrews novels will tell- but never after such a dry-spell. As many of you Humanities BA's out there will certainly understand, you don't have much time to read for your own personal pleasure 8 months out of the year because you're too busy reading what they want you to. Movies based on literature- which are popping up by the dozens in today's day and age of cinema- are throwing young and old back into the written word at an increasing rate. I'm ashamed to admit that upon having watched Julie & Julia (2009) about 50 times, I had neglected Julie Powell's novel. Back in June, I picked it up at my local bookstore for a very good price. When I had had the shiny new copy in my hand and stood before the "Employee's Picks" section of the store, I realized something horrible... I had become a victim of the cinematic experience. At that exact moment, the little book worm in my head dropped its worn copy of Dracula and opened its mouth in a silent scream. I took home three new books that day.
|My much loved copies of V.C Andrews novels|
|My new copies.. loved as well, just not as hard *hehe*|
|Mine........................... My sisters|
|Spidey McSpidington III|
|My sisters Le Petit Prince collection...|
|Top of my bookcase :)|
|Top of my sisters... ... 0-0|
|The bed table.. from the middle to the right is all my stuff..|
|My sisters side table..|
|My side table.|
|Darkula a.k.a Darky|
I think it's clear to see who the book-worm is in the room... *cheers!* I'll put Darky up against any picture frame any day!! **sorry S* But getting back to the point of this post, books are my passion and I aim to feed that passion until the day I die... Or can't see anymore... Thank God for audio books!!! There are over 200 titles on my bookcase and I intend on reading (and re-reading) them all. I will be posting a list of my alphabetized shelves (yeah, im a nerd who shelves her books in alphabetical order by author last name...) and intend on posting as I change texts.. it's going to be a fantastical year of literary abandon!
P.s Can't wait for November when NANOWRIMO starts up... this year is going to be my best, I can feel it!!!
Anyway, keep reading and drop me a comment or two so I know i'm not entirely alone out here in the world wide web..
Happy book trails to you all <3