book score

My desire to read books is based on the place I found them - I suppose that's kind of odd. Some book stores are better than others and often I feel a bit lost and overwhelmed in most of them, and as a result I find it hard to pick the "right book" (unlike Jesse who seems to be in a blissful state in any one). Last weekend we stumbled across a great book store in Philadelphia - I think it was called The Next Page, part of the friends of the Philadelphia Free Library. Almost every book I picked up off the shelf looked interesting! I love it when that happens. I had to restrain from only purchasing the above ones, though I wanted about ten more. Perhaps I might have been more tempted, save for the wintry mix pummeling down outside.

 When we got back on Monday I picked up A Year in Provence. I hadn't heard of it, but the description told me that it was about an English couple who drops everything and buys a stone farmhouse in Provence. So it sold me pretty quickly given that's kind of my dream right now. I didn't know what to expect but it's hilarious (think Douglas Adams meets Provence).  So funny that I decided we needed to read it out loud to each other; making me way too excited to come home to read every night.


jennifer said...

I love A Year in Provence. I always wonder if the Pulp lyric, "take your year in provence, and shove it up your ass" is a reference to that book.

Amanda said...

Jennifer, it is! I love me some Jarvis. Although, I did highly enjoy 'A Year in Provence'. Also, "I Spy" (hehe) "The Ringmaster's Daughter". I'd be interested in your thoughts!

julia said...

sorry for the slow reply!!

jennifer -

haha! it seems you are right! when i'm driving and listening to that song i love singing along with that part. and maybe i try to pretend that i'm jarvis by doing his dance moves too....

amanda -

i'm about half way through the book and i like it, it's funny i read the first part so quickly but then i felt in some ways it started to get a little redundant, but hopefully i'll pick it up again soon and finish it off! :) did you enjoy it?