Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
Beth Pattilo

Mindless pleasure reading for those few moments between work and more work (e.g. from paid job to housewifely duties). I generally really dislike “fan fiction” in the vein of Jane Austen, but this one caught my attention (I always judge a book by its cover), and while the writing is still sub-par, the storyline is still fairly enjoyable. And, like I said, it’s mindless pleasure reading.

Charlotte Bronte

I am an undying fan of turn-of-the-century novels by female authors with a predilection for governess stories and unlikely romances in tragedy-turned-idyllic settings. I suppose everyone has a weakness. Well, this is one of the few Bronte books that I have never read and so far… extremely enjoyable. My only disappointing is my own lack of ability to translate the French conversation intermittent throughout the storyline.

Freelance Design in Practice
Cathy Fishel

Intensely interesting and infinitely useful for the freelancer in question (yours truly).

And even more to come as we (DH and I) have recently joined a Book Club (gasp!). What is on your current reading list?

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  1. they spread the word

    Are y'all in separate clubs or is it a couples' club?

    I have several books lying around: Follett's World Without End; Kingsolver's Small Wonder; Rushdoony's Sermon on the Mount; and Andrews' The Traveler's Gift.

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    Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

  3. Julie Robison

    I'm mostly reading books for my thesis right now (I know, I'm super-boring), but my 20th c. Southern Lit class is great! Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and Katherine Anne Porter are a few I think you'd like. We're starting Walker Percy soon. Just off the cuff reading, though– I think you would really like Kaye Gibbs' book Charms for the Easy Life. It's based in North Carolina and follows the lives of one family, three women. It has a great story line, dialogue, etc. 🙂

  4. Mrs. McCarthy

    Thanks for the suggestion, Julie! I'll definitely look into that one now that I've finished two of the three listed above. 🙂

  5. stacks mcgee

    I've tried to read Villette about a dozen times and I get soooo bored. I love Bronte, but … sheesh. Tell me how you get along and I might be reinspired! I totally understand about the French thing–I had to keep running to a translation website 'cause I HAD TO KNOW. I'm reading Northanger Abby, again. And "The Brothel Boy," which are fantastic parables about the criminal law. I'm so predictable.

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