And We’re Back!

October 14, 2012

It’s been a while … the last post was … hmmm let’s see here … August 29th?!!!  Time flies. You may think I’ve been tied up in the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey or I’ve “Gone Girl” but no, just enjoying a very busy back-to-school season and some incredibly good weather which enticed me to play outside. Now that I have more of a grip on the daily schedule (kinda-sorta) and the rains have started, I am back to thinking about cuddling up with a good book.

I discovered some wonderful books this summer, some from my Summer Reading List and some shared by friends. Have you enjoyed these ones?  I always struggle with “favourite book” status but these are certainly contenders.


There are lots of big literary stars coming to the theatre – Anna Karenina, The Hobbit, The Life of Pi, Wuthering Heights, Les Miserables, and On the Road among others. One bookish movie that was reviewed favourably this summer but strangely didn’t spend much time in our local cine, was The Words. It stars Bradley Cooper and its themes of plagiarism and misrepresented truths are timely and thought provoking. A good Book Club outing if you can still find it anywhere – otherwise, watch for it to be released to DVD.

I’ve alway been out with the jury when it comes to e-readers but was recently gifted an iPad (how’s that for a nice surprise!) so now have the potential to read electronically. (For the record, I will always remain a devotee of the touchable tome)  I will give it a whirl for sure though am a bit hog-tied as to what my first selection should be. Something big and fat that I won’t have to carry around? Something fresh off the presses which might be tricky to locate at the book store? Or something wonderfully trashy that no one will know I’m reading because they can’t see the cover?  (A contributing factor me-thinks to the recent rash of provocative titles reaching unprecedented readership) Have you crossed over to the electronic side? What was your first download?

So … that’s my latest. What’s yours? Any lovely literary surprises to share? The Autumn brings an onslaught of new titles every year … I’ve been taking note – we’re back to talking books.

2 Responses to “And We’re Back!”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Hello Bedside Table Book Lady – so glad you’re back!
    My first download was The O’Briens and I was honestly experiencing angst about reading this greatly anticipated tale electronically…but I have to say I loved it! No pages blowing in the wind, no sand and water damage…the only downside at times was keeping that battery charged! Let us know what you decide for your first download! 🙂

  2. Susan Says:

    Ahh The O’Briens is on my wish list too. Good choice!

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