I really have no business bringing home any more books; I have too many books that I must read this semester. But several of these books have been reserved for weeks and they all just happened to become available at the same time. The good news is that my spring break has officially started (YIPPEE) and so I should have some free time to read pleasure books as well as academic ones.
The few contemporary novels that I brought home include:
- Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
- Letter to my Daughter by George Bishop
- The Man who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
- The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
I also brought home several books on the fine art of travel writing. If I go to Oxford this summer, I know I will want to capture the memories and bring them home to share with others. I hope to learn a little bit about digital photography over the next few weeks so that I can take some decent pictures, but I also hope that I can learn to capture the sights, sounds, and culture of Europe in my writing. Here are some books that I discovered online that I hope may help me with this endeavor:
- Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing by Don George
- Travel Writing by L. Peat O’Neil
- The Travel Writer’s Handbook by Louise Purwin Zobel
Add these books to the few that I have remaining from previous library trips, as well as books that I should read for summer, as well as my own personal TBR bookshelves, and I don’t think I will be at a loss for what to do over this break.