I've just finished Middlemarch and think George Eliot set a benchmark for best British novel. It's bursting with ideas that might help us readers, all about tweaking our attitudes and re-thinking the way we approach ambition and disappointment. The main character Dorothea kept reminding me of my little plaster angel, and the impression stuck I've gone into more detail on my blog today, about why you just have to read it. The link is in bio.
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This is undoubtedly one of my favourite books and time and time again I pick it up and open it to a random page and have a little read (though if it's the parts about agricultural policies and the elections I try again ) I don't usually like these penguin clothbound editions as I think they get damaged too easily and it stresses me out! But this one is so beautiful I couldn't resist.
Do you collect any specific editions? Obviously I'm a Folio Society kinda guy
Birthday book haul! So some of you might have seen on my story yesterday that i did a book haul with the Amazon voucher i got for my birthday last week - there was no way i was spending that on anything other than books | I bought 3 classics that i can't believe i've not read yet - Middlemarch, The Colour Purple and The Trial. I then also got On Beauty by Zadie Smith because soooo many people recommended this to me - i loved Swing Time so i'm hoping this is just as good. I then bought the gooorgeous copy of Stay With Me after seeing lots of people rave about it, and it's another beautiful hardback to add to my collection. Imperium is the first of Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy which i've been wanting to read for a while - if you haven't read anything by him before i would really recommend it, especially if you're into seriously page-turning historical fiction. He is a really brilliant author, and i would particularly recommend Fatherland and Pompeii. Finally i also bought Victoria Hislop's The Sunrise, which is the only novel by her i haven't read yet. She is definitely in my top 5 favourite authors, and all her novels are just brilliant, beautifully written with incredible plots. So overall a pretty good haul for me... and now definitely a book-buying ban for the rest of the year!! (Except the 4 books i have on pre-order ) | Do you see any favourotes in this pic? Let me know! | #books#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#igbooks#reader#reading#bookhaul#bookspines#classicbooks#georgeeliot#middlemarch#penguinbooks#zadiesmith#franzkafka#robertharris#alicewalker#thecolorpurple#victoriahislop#novel#fiction#literature#foreverreading#bibliophile#bookworm#booklover
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot / Mary Anne Evans
Photo: Aspen trees, Colorado State Forest State Park, CO, September 15 and 16, 2017
"Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." #maryanneevans#georgeeliot#almostautumn#leafmealone#readyforfall