Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Monday-What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we share what we've read the previous week and what we're planning to read this week. It's a great way to see what others are reading (and add more books to the TBR pile!)

It's been a while since I've participated in this meme (unfortunately I haven't had much time to read lately) but I'm glad to be back this week!

Finished Last Week:

 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Though the novel started off slowly for me I quickly became caught up in the story of Jane and her mysterious employer Edward Fairfax Rochester. I'm eagerly waiting for the movie coming out next week! This was one of my selections for the Victorian Literature Challenge at Subtle Melodrama-review/wrap-up post to come.

Currently Reading:

Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty. Welty's writing is so descriptive and evocative of the Mississippi Delta during the 1920s: "Grass softly touched her legs and her garter rosettes, growing sweet and springy for this was the country. On the narrow little walk along the front of the house, hung over with closing lemon lilies, there was a quieting and vanishing of sound. It was not yet dark. The sky was the color of violets, and the snow-white moon in the sky had not yet begun to shine (p.6)."

Up Next:
Scaramouche (thanks for the suggestion Ruth!) or Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik to start getting excited about my trip to France!


  1. Glad you enjoyed Jane Eyre! I am SO excited about the movie - it opens in my area on 4/1! And I can't wait to hear what you think of Scaramouche!

  2. I must read Jane Eyre soon- seems to be a popular book this week.

  3. Jane Eyre is one I re-read every year, I am glad you enjoyed it. Have a great time reading and have a lovely week. My Monday:

  4. I really need to read Jane Eyre. I feel like I'm out of the loop :/

  5. @Ruth: Thanks for the suggestion-I'm looking forward to reading Scaramouche!

    @Jennifer: I might have to start reading it every year too! Thanks for stopping by :)

    @ Kim and Teacher/Learner: It is a FABULOUS book! Hope you get a chance to read it soon!