It was international book week last week and so this week I thought I would share some of my favourite Authors. I am also in the process of clearing clutter in my home, part of this is deciding what books to keep and which to get rid of.
This week I’ll go through keepers, the books that remind of a time or that I can read over and over. Books can evoke so many memories, open up possibilities or bring us understanding. I’ve always loved reading and so here I will start with a book I have probably read a dozen times:
“A Room With A View” by E. M. Forster
This is my favourite go to book, I can read it all the way through or reread favourite parts. I love the story of George and Lucy but my favourite character is Mr. Emerson, George’s father. With his advice of “Beware the Muddle” and stating “A resounding YES”.
The story though is really Lucy’s story. Of her navigating expectations, what she thinks, fighting heart and head to figure out who she is.
Also it makes me want to travel to Florence. Where George and Lucy meet. From Florence we return to England where Lucy is with Cecil, a total doof. George and his Father move to be close to Lucy. George is in LOVE! Lucy fights the attraction every step of the way.
The book is a wonderful story. It is also funny and the supporting cast of characters are great. If you don’t want to read it the Merchant Ivory film is fabulous.