"One is meant to take an interest in things, not *be* interested in things." --Queen Elizabeth
Day 4 of #GratefulReads is a book #under250pages and I went with one of my favorite fiction titles, The Uncommon Reader. It‘s such a fun, quick read about the Queen of England taking up reading and how various people react to her new hobby.
Is anyone going to #ReaderCon in Boston this coming weekend? I don‘t really have the time but this program is seriously tempting me.
Most anticipated events:
*Readings by CAT VALENTE (😍) & Austin Grossman
*The Shirley Jackson Awards
*”The Horrors of Being Female”
*”Renovating the Haunted House”
*”Carrying the Albatross” (depictions of mental health in fiction)
*”Picture Book Storytime for All Ages”
(Other talks I‘d love to see conflict 😭)
When its been a cruddy day, your car burnt oil, you had to detour 5 miles around a parade, forgot your work shirt and had to go home.... And then work at a gas station on the holiday. Sometimes you get a big milkshake and go on break
Decided to read something light for a bit. The Queen is looking like me with her nose in that book. 👑
The Queen, she's just like us 😂
Anyone who‘s tried to turn a rectangular image into a Litsy-friendly one can feel my pain at trying to turn this guy into a square. 🙄
I saw this on IG, and I wanted to share it with you guys! Which ones are you? I‘m definitely the moody reader, the never-interrupt-my-reading, and the fiction lover. ❤️ #readingtypes
By far my favorite short book is The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I reread this one often and it still fills me joy. It tells the story of what happens when Queen Elizabeth II discovers books and reading, and how it affects everyone around her. Let‘s just say that the more she falls into her passion for reading, the more her staff is annoyed with her distraction. Witty, relatable for all readers, with a zinger of an ending. #lilnuggiveaway
“Books are not about passing the time. They‘re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it.”
This quote from my 4th book in the #4in48readathon sums up the weekend perfectly! I had such a blast picking my books, and getting lost in the stories of these authors was the perfect way to unwind after a stressful month. I feel rejuvenated 😃
Thank you @Syndelle777 for doing this!!
Sometimes, you buy a new carry-on bag so you can get your book haul home. 😊📚❤️ #bookmansaz
1.Dining room table - out of reach
3.I'm constantly interrupted, so I've learned to just stop. I like to stop when a sentence ends with the page
5. See previous comment regarding constant interruptions. I'm always multitasking, though usually the tv isn't on for me
6.Used to just be one, now several
10.I need to lay the book flat when interrupted
12.No one left
The kids are back in school. I found the local indie bookstore. I bought a stack of books and a coconut ginger green tea latte. Life is good. I‘m back, Litsy!
What a lovely book. I first came upon this and read it while living in England. It wad time for a rereading. I read this to Gigi at the pool. Here is a resonating excerpt: Nor initially did she discus her reading with anyone, least of all in public, knowing that such a late-flowering enthusiasm, however worthwhile, might lead her to ridicule. It would be the same, she thought, if she had developed a passion for God, or dahlias.
I really enjoyed this novella. I think it was a fun read, and I love that while the author told us what the queen was reading, he didn‘t feel the need to show off a PhD in Literature by telling us all about the books. Fun, interesting, and a good look at how reading improves the mind of a reader.