Lunchbreak Interlude IX

This past weekend my sister and I flew down to North Carolina to surprise our mom for her birthday. And it was hilarious – my mom saw me screamed and then cried, and then realized my sister was there too, screamed and cried again. It was a good surprise and a good trip down. It was an incredibly fast trip, but it was relaxing to get out of the city for a day and see family, even if the travel was a bit stressful.

One of the advantages of going home, aside from seeing family, was that I got to raid my book boxes I have stored at my mom’s house. Unfortunately, I could not find my copy of Wuthering Heights, but that’s okay because I bought a beautiful compilation version of it, Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey a few months ago. However, I did find a stack of books to bring back and was sorely tempted to bring my entire box of Harry Potter books back! (But I restrained myself to 11—and one awesome pamphlet.)

I picked up a few as potential reads for the The Literary Others event in October hosted at Roof Beam Reader (which I will do my post later this week).  And I grabbed my copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (I definitely want to re-read the Hobbit before the film comes out.)  Left to right from top to bottom they (minus the pamphlet on top) are:

The pamphlet on top is something special.  It’s from my favorite Geordie, and one of my all time favorite people in the world, my Facebook sister/former complicated lover Helen.  It’s titled Todd’s Geordie Words and Phrases: An aid to communication on Tyneside and thereabouts.  I didn’t have a chance to look through it again while I was at home, but I did throw it in my pile of books to come back up to Massachusetts with me.


13 thoughts on “Lunchbreak Interlude IX”

    1. I know what you mean! Thankfully I can read most of my blogs on my lunchbreak our throughout the day, and then read on the way to and from work! The hardest part for me is not adding all the books everyone reviews to my list of to-read-books!


    1. Yeah. It probably made her year 🙂 I don’t even remember when I read it the first time. I’m definitely excited about reading it because I tagged a few pages that I must’ve really liked.


    1. I didn’t really appreciate Mrs. Dalloway until I read it not for a class. I had to read it for two classes in undergrad and both times I enjoyed it but didn’t really appreciate it. I think when I re-read it, I will re-read Isherwood’s A Single Man as I felt like there were a lot of fascinating similarities between them.


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