Dreamy December Days

Monday, December 2:

Challenge of the day:
“Dreamy Destinations. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is tell us which place/s you want to go for the holidays.”

If I dream, I would love to go visit Alberto Manguel’s personal library, with only lol 35,000 books, yes no kidding, this is his own personal library. And it’s in the Loire Valley, in France, in a renovated old barn. I recently reviewed his book related to that.
But ok, my wallet won’t allow it right now, so instead, I’ll go visit Hobbiton, its door will open in a couple of weeks around Chicago!

Reading update:
– I listened to 2 chapters of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman. I like it so far, itching to know where this is going. I love his voice as narrator!
– I read 50 pages of this book, for a virtual book tour. It is excellent so far, I enjoy very much historical fiction, and looks like this one will not disappoint.

Becoming JosephineActually, you can even win this book this month! Come this way.

– I read 12 pages of Sodome et Gomorrhe – in French. That’s the 4th book by Proust in his major work In Search of Lost Time. The book is mostly focused on homosexuality, as you can guess by the title, but I’m back in a reception scene; these tend to be painful for me: too much social stuff. In book 3, one of such lasts for over 100 pages. But I really want to read all of Proust, so I’m doing it with daily doses, lol.