Can‘t wait to escape into the life of a 1930s British wife and mother living the “provincial” life so like my own.😀 Found this shopping for books in Canada and was recommended as a humorous read which I need right now. Thanks LB
When your next read color coordinates with the surroundings. It only makes sense as I am reading a book from a feminist press (Persephone Books) while sitting in a feminist co-work space/social club (The Wing). I can‘t think of a better way to spend Super Bowl Sunday. 😉
A lovely Christmas surprise! And what a cool cover!😍 Thank you so much Jessie! 😘 It's been on my TBR for ages and now it's going on my (ever growing pile) of books to take on Xmas holiday.
I hope the Xmas season in Malaysia is merry and bright! 🎄⭐🥂
(Btw, did that other delivery from Book Depository ever arrive? 😬) @erzascarletbookgasm
Sunday morning - a pretty book, a strong coffee & a cool breeze to take the edge off the temp from the past few hot, hot days - delightful!
I can‘t think why it took me so long to read this. I‘m a delayed gratification person to no end when it comes to books, but I‘m thinking of making 2018 my year of reading 5-⭐️ predictions.
This book was so funny, witty, satirical and hard to believe it was written in 1930! It‘s timeless really. Running a household is still challenging, and sometimes we buy dresses (or books) when our account is overdrawn and we don‘t want to adult. 🌹🌹🌹🌹 #vmc
I love that! This little old lady is never alone as long as she has “Her Books.” They really are friends. Sigh.
A nice palate cleanser for those who like Mapp and Lucia. Lightly funny and yet giving a taste of life for those not quite of the Downton Abbey set, but close enough to get the occasional invitation-cum-commande to the local Manor house.
Was habe ich dieses Buch geliebt. Soviele schöne Verweise auf andere Bücher und der tolle Schreibstil. Das Leben auf dem Land hatte schon was. 😍
I loved this book so much. So many #bookishreferences and a gorgeous style of writing. The life in the province must have been great. 😍
Driving by train to my best friend for getting your marriage organised. 😉 So I have some time for this one. I'm really curious about this book.
#thebest way to end the week is with some long-awaited book mail and a drink! 🍷
The book on the left is Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and all of the illustrations are amazing! Definitely my favorite ❤️
Tagging some of the #foliofreaks who have influenced me to finally take the plunge 😄 And @Cinfhen bc #Augustgrrrl 🍒
Finished this gem this morning under the watchful eye of Hemingway, who was there I'm sure to remind me to pay attention to him. This book, though, was witty, charming, ahead of it's time, enchanting and now I must search out all her books. 📚😍
This book is so much fun! Published in the 1930s it is thought to be largely autobiographical. If that's true the author is definitely someone I would have wanted to hang out with!
"She is never alone when she has Her Books. Books, to her, are Friends. Give her Shakespeare or Jane Austen, Meredith or Hardy, and she is Lost - lost in a world of her own. She sleeps so little that most of her nights are spent reading."
• Isn't this quote lovely? I love getting lost in my book world. Thanks @LeahBergen for the recommendation! I'll still probably buy the pretty Virago copy! ?
•#literature #BlameLitsy #diary #booklover #classic
How have I not read this before?! It's like a drier and wittier Bridget Jones if Bridget Jones was a much put-upon, upper crust housewife in 1930s England. I'm loving it!
A #ruralsetting for this one, if not particularly secluded. My journey is very rural though! (Difficult to get a good picture from a moving train)
There's nothing like a train for a truly appalling cup of tea. On the plus side the book is hilarious, just what I need for a tedious journey
@bookriot #riotgrams day 23 - Funny Books
I'm going with a book that is just as hilarious now as when it was published in 1930. DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY is comprised of scenes in the life of an upper-middle class British woman. It's so full of sarcasm and wit (with illustrations like this one) that I dare you not to laugh!
When you get to the party and there's someone else wearing your outfit #persephonebooks #macmillancollectorslibrary
#recommendsday - both THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY and CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING are wonderful reads, the former quite hilarious and the later much less so.
DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY, told as a year's worth of journal entries, is a book of two levels. On one, it is a quaint tale of rural British life in the late 1920s. On the other, commentary on British and foreign classes. Many comparisons to BRIDGET JONES' DIARY, especially the fancy dress party.
"December 24. - Take entire family to children's party at neighbouring Rectory. Robin says Damn three times in the Rector's hearing, an expression never used by him before or since, but apparently reserved for this unsuitable occasion."