I love to read. I always have a book and another one lined up when I finish my current one. I even finish books I am not that crazy about although many tell me life is too short to read a bad book. But, over that last month with a big remodel going on, reading has taken last place – not only reading but many other things as well !!
Our book club meets tomorrow night and I had not even started this month’s selection……. THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay. She also wrote Sarah’s Key – which is a wonderful movie to watch. We have serious rules in our book club – please be on time and only come if you have read the book. Otherwise we will see you next month. We seriously want to talk about the book and nothing else. I really love talking about books with others especially with a nice glass of chardonnay.
When I finally started reading it on Friday eve I could not put it down. I don’t want to tell you everything – because I want you to read it. But it is about Paris, France in 1860. A widower named Rose writes to her deceased husband while Paris is undergoing “modernization” and the home that has been in their family for three generations is to be destroyed in the process. She writes to her love of her life, her husband Armand with passion about their home that they so loved together. Armand was born in the home as was his father and grandfather before him.
As I was reading this book I could understand her love for her home especially now that we are in the process of remodeling ours. I have lived in “houses” and I have lived in “homes”. To me, when I can call a place a “home” I feel comfortable, cozy and able to nest in. But I have had houses that never seemed like a home even though we were a family living there.
Have you read any good books lately. I would love to hear what you thought of them.