The week is halfway done! This doesn't really mean much to me since my weekends are almost exactly the same as weekdays, but it does mean we're getting closer to the hubby being home! Darn forest fires. *
Challenges: #readgushjuly17 - Henry David Thoreau (outside books): I would say most of The Hunger Games and most of Calpurnia Tate take place outdoors. Critical moments of The Scarlet Pimpernel take place outdoors. This counts. #allthebooksjuly - tropes I hate: non- or partially-functioning parents (like Katniss's mom). I get that it's a real thing, but I'd love to see more about good, functioning parents. #bookbabesjuly - cover crush: this picture doesn't show the cover of Calpurnia Tate, but you get an idea from the spine. I hate that there's a permanent 'sticker' on the cover. Totally kills the look. #watermelanerdsjuly - female character: one of my favorites is Lady Blakeney. She can admit when she's wrong, and when she wants something, she'll get it. #julymaiden - 5 book facts about me:
1) Sometimes, if I'm getting really into a book, I start reading out loud.
2) I love to smell and hold my books and will sometimes pull old favorites down just to give them a sniff and a rub.
3) I write in the margins of my books if they are striking me on a really personal level as I read.
4) I have zero organization on my bookshelves except to separate my husband's books from my own. It's a scavenger hunt every time.
5) I plan on being buried with my books. I'll let my husband figure out the logistics on that one. *
Anybody want to share a random book fact about themselves? *
On another note: My two year old got out the strawberries and took one bite out of every...single...one...and put them all back in the carton. 😣
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So what if this picture is really from the eighties, it's vintage 'cause I say so! Haha! :D But seriously, I posted this because I just finished reading "I Will Repay" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. It's in the same line of books as the first one, "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and it's just as good. If you like the first one, you'll like them all. I've read each of them at least three times, and they really only get better each time. Every time I read them I find some new, clever hint to the ending. I really don't understand why Baroness Orczy's books are not at least as recognized as Jane Austen's novels. I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen, but her books don't have the feeling that all the Scarlet Pimpernel books do. So if you like that kind of book, you should definitely read these. I would look for them online; they're a bit rare. #thescarletpimpernel #iwillrepay #baronessorczy #baronessemmuskaorczy #sinkme #anthonyandrews #classiccelebrities ~Anna
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