Apologies for the lack of posts in the last week or so; it is now only a week until I go to Austria to get married! K has been away since last Friday, and I have been ridiculously busy with all sorts of things, mainly involving the wedding cake, which I am happy to report is now covered with marzipan and icing and dowelled [dowelling stops the cake collapsing when you stack it], and just waiting to go to the venue for our wedding lunch when we get back to be stacked and beribboned. We will also have guests staying with us over the wedding lunch weekend, so I've been desperately
Whilst I haven't actually started packing yet - I intend to do that over the long weekend that I have booked (mainly to catch up with K's washing after he gets back on Sunday) - I have sorted out the books that I have been stockpiling over the last year to take with me. The books fall into three categories - 1. Salzburg/Austria related. 2 - Wedding themed. 3 - Books that I have been hoarding! 1. We will be starting out trip with 2 days in Salzburg, just to give our luggage a chance to catch up with us if necessary, and so that K can finally visit the airport museum, and...so I can go on the Sound of Music tour. So in this pile I have two books relating to the Sound of Music, a guidebook to Salzburg, and a Salzburg travelogue which I came across on Captive Reader's blog.
2. In the wedding related pile, I have a couple of Persephones, both to reread but which are wedding/marriage themed. I also have the book where Anne of Green Gables gets married, which was recommended when I previously asked for wedding reading suggestions, and The wedding wallah, which is the next Marriage Bureau book, kindly sent to me by Abacus. I've also a copy of a Madeleine Wickham book passed on from a colleague, and the three books at the bottom of the pile were ones spotted in Blackwells and chosen purely on the basis of their titles.
3. Finally, the books that I have been hoarding... You will see a couple of Greyladies, as well as a couple of reprinted Lorna Hills and a Pamela Brown. I've also been saving Caddy's world and have nearly finished my rereading of the Casson family books. And I am so excited to read The wilder life about Laura Ingalls Wilder - it has been hard for me to resist picking that one up!
I think that should do me nicely; I may just pick up some chick lit from the library, and K has a couple of books that I've sorted out for him which might do if I run out of reading material (heaven forbid!). But actually, I am hoping to be so busy with spending time with K that I might not read very much at all - what with the house, and my swim, and K's cycling, and 6 day weeks at work until the start of this month we really have spent very little time together since April, and I can't wait!
I love books, baking and my boyfriend, and love to write about the first two. I particular love "forgotten" books, books brought out of obscurity by republication and those still languishing in obscurity. I'm currently reading my way through all of the Virago Modern Classics, but taking in other books along the way.