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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday What are You Reading?

Nothing came to my house this week. This meme hosted by Cindy

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I have several books I am reading (in turns!) The first is a Vera Brittain book which I have had for a long time

Set during WWI an era which fascinates me, it is one woman's testament to her will to be of service.
It took me a while to get started on this book which is quite a chunkster but now that I am almost three quarter way through, it enthralls me.

Henry James's  The Portrait of a Lady is a slow read. I like it in small doses!

These are the current half way through books but I have a pile waiting for me as well. Always a lovely feeling.


  1. I'm in a bit of a slump. Need to get myself out of it.

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I hope you will stop by!

  2. Testament of Youth looks fascinating. Is it a true story?

  3. Portrait of a Lady is one of James' books I enjoyed the most, along with The Golden Bowl. Hope you like it!

  4. Enjoy both of your books. I don't think I've read any of Henry James' books.

  5. It's nice to have an empty mailbox some weeks just to catch up on reading. Enjoy the two on your list!

  6. The Testament of Youth sounds really good - I love books set during WWI/WWII.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  7. It's too bad that nothing came to your house this week but your books waiting to be read do look very good!

  8. Looks like you've got some heavy reading right now. I haven't read either of those.

    I've had a slow month too. I only received three new books in April so I could catch up but it's not working.

  9. Must look into 'Testament of Youth'!
    As to what I am presently reading this week...There are 8 tomes sitting pretty on my night table Mystica, all vying for my attention but I am shortly to be on the ferry!
    Rain and more rain here but I am trying to be positive and going to the nursery for tomato plants and perhaps a nice lilac...
    Have a lovely week (and don't work too hard!)

  10. Ooh, Henry James! I read The Bostonians last year but it wasn't a good reading experience. I didn't enjoy it too much. Hopefully this one is better.

    Have a good week!

  11. I like to listen to Classics on audio and I take my time with them too. Hope you have a great reading week.

  12. Ooh, Testament of Youth sounds really good! Happy reading!

  13. That's an interesting pile for this week, hope you enjoy them both!

  14. I love books set in WWI too, glad you're enjoying Testament of Youth, by the looks of the cover it was published quite a while ago?

    Thanks for your well wishes before my surgery too. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  15. Regarding Portrait of a Lady, I've found several classics that are best in small doses. I think it may be due to the writing style of the time.