books & films
A delicious benefit of the hot lazy days of summer is that I indulge in much more reading than I have time for in other times of the year. I like having longer periods of uninterrupted time so that I don’t forget storylines and long lists of characters. Below is a list of the books I enjoyed the most, some readings going back to spring. Except for the last one, all were borrowed from our local library as I rarely purchase fiction.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Recommended by Susan.
A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I hope the next book in her trilogy comes out soon!
Picture Maker by Penina Keen Spinka. I wish my library had the sequels!
Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo, a translation from the Finnish language. A review.
Val/Orson by Marly Youmans. The only book on this list that I have purchased.
And here are a couple of films on DVD that we have recently enjoyed very much:
Life of Pi based on an award winning novel by Canadian Yann Martel.
The Big Fish, a revisit.
Also, the Canadian Murdoch Mysteries TV series has become an addiction for me while I am on my exercise bike. Some reruns from TV, DVDs from library, and now the past season online. Will watch for season 7 starting soon!
And what have you been reading and watching this summer?