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Friday, January 29, 2010

Koen Crazy...

What makes this girl giddy? A stack of books waiting to be read. Which title is wooing me..."pick me, pick me!"

I've read 9 pages of "The Help." It's good; BUT, Ms. Koen's new tome staring me in the face makes me want to whoop!  "Now Face to Face" is the sequel to "Through a Glass Darkly," a 700 pager written in '87, yet I've only just devoured it.  I inherited my Mom's library....and "TAGD" was hers, a hardback with her delightful signature inside.  It's traveling the country to  fellow bibliophiles.  I've asked them to sign, date it and make a comment on the flyleaf.  A Sisterhood of Traveling Books...

Some of my loves are listed on the sidebar.   Why don't you post your top three or five - we'll have a virtual book swap.  Happy reading!

7 comments:

Dianne said...

You are becoming quite the photographer!!

sewmuchwhimsy said...

Have you started "Now Face To Face" yet? Let me know what you think...I so loved "Through a Glass Darkly." And your photography is beautiful!!

martha said...

what is Tagdarkly about??
LOVE the travelling book idea so much!!
I am finishing 2 books presently-Patsy Clairmont's Catching Fireflies for book club-UPLIFTING and fun!
Finishing the latest Mitford book...
Peace like a River is waiting in Line..
I have stacks of books and may need to take a picc and send....i surround myself with books...

Emily said...

Vava, I'm getting ready to read "Through a Glass Darkly" tomorrow! Can't wait to dig in. One of my all time favorite books is "The Catcher in the Rye". Holden struck such a cord with me!! A classic, and how fitting to discuss as J.D. Salinger died this week at the age of 91. Such a mysterious author, but I will never forget that book! Most of us were "forced" to read that book in high school, but I encourage everyone to go back and read it as an adult!

Kelly said...

I'm still on my Isak Dinesen bio.....then I want to read Temple Grandin's new one, and Horseboy. I still have Eat Pray Love that I haven't cracked open yet! Darlings, give me tips on reading times....when do you get to steal away with your favorite book? I feel my only time is at night in bed, but I fall asleep after only six or eight pages. Any advice?
Va, I love how much you motivate to read and share!!
xoxoox

Pam said...

Va....your blog is so pretty!!! I have The Help and haven't had the time to read it yet...read Edgar Sawtelle last year..it's good. Dying to read The Pillars of the Earth..let me know how it is! xoxo Pam

karleen koen said...

And I say, thanks for mentioning my books.....a new one, Before Versailles, is coming out in June.....my favorite of my own work right now is about Barbara's grandmother, called Dark Angels......my regards to you....Karleen