RUBY TUESDAY: Red books
This week's theme over at Ruby Tuesday is red books ... and I have quite a few red covered second hand books. Check out MaryT's blog for more takes on this theme.
Just a few of my book collection ... this lot sit on a bedside table in my room.
I love the classics and I read and reread them so I figure it's worth the investment to buy them. But space is at a premium at my place ... so I look for smaller editions that won't take up much room.
Some are my favourites like A Tale of Two Cities and Masterman Ready (a recent find who predates Horatio Hornblower and equally as good) and of course Moll Flanders. I love Defoe and his insights into his world.
Some I enjoy like The Scarlet Pimpernel.
But some are not so favourites ... especially George Eliot. I don't know what it is about her but I find her so ponderous ... like wading through treacle. Which is also funny given I have two (unread) copies of Romola ... both in red covers.
Does that make her twice as unlikely to be read?