Rooms Where Famous Books Were Written

Famous books rooms

The above linked article shows photos and descriptions of rooms where famous books were written. Some of the books and authors are on my TBR list. I notice that the Margaret Mitchell house doesn’t show up here. I saw that when I visited Atlanta, so it was glaringly missing for me.

Edith Wharton –  The House of Mirth, as well as Ethan Frome

Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell TollsA Moveable Feast, and The Old Man and the Sea, among others.

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express.

 Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, among other things.

Roald Dahl– MatildaThe BFG,and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 Victor Hugo – Les Miserables.

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 ,The Fireman

James Baldwin – Go Tell It On the Mountain 

 J.G. Ballard – CrashThe Drowned WorldEmpire of the Sun,

Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending 

William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying.

Unique reading log

Reading log

A teacher came up with a different kind of reading log that isn’t as difficult for people to follow, and it makes it easier to log what the student is reading. The point is to keep reading, not to torture the child with logging it.

A lot of the tasks are fun, like read in the bathtub with no water. Shared reading activities like read to a stuffed animal are included as well as wide requirements such as read a magazine. Just make reading fun!

What type of reader are you?


I am everything in the left column.  I read many books at once, and tend to finish a bunch all at once.  This is how I misplace books, too.  I put one down to start another, and don’t get back to it quickly enough.  The book is never lost, just not exactly where I thought I left it.

I definitely read a lot of different genres.  I am not a big fan of horror, though.  I have read several Stephen King books, but I know what to expect with them, for the most part.

I love giving and getting book recommendations.  My poor family and friends have to listen to me drone on and on about my books and which ones they’d love.

Meetup 9/11

We had a meetup group meeting on Wednesday. I was excited because people actually said they were coming this time.

I stopped at my go to lunch place, Panera, for my healthy ish fast lunch. I got paperwork done and some reading done.

I got to the meeting place early and got a table. One other person showed up early. Then a second person. Then a bigger table became available. We moved. More people showed up! I made a comment that no women other than me ever came, and two women showed up! Woohoo! We have a group!

We talked for a while and ended the meeting early. I finally feel like we have a decent group going.

Things That Women in Literature Have Died From

things women in literature have died from

The above linked article mentions things that women in literature have died from.   I think my favorites are “missing slippers” and “shawl insufficiency.”

  • Cold hands
  • Beautiful face
  • Missing slippers
  • Wrist fevers
  • Night brain
  • Going outside at night in Italy
  • Shawl insufficiency
  • Too many pillows
  • Garden troubles
  • Someone said “No” very loudly while they were in the room
  • Letter-reading fits
  • Drawing-room anguish
  • Not enough pillows
  • Haven’t seen the sea in a long time
  • Too many novels
  • Pony exhaustion
  • Strolling congestion
  • Sherry served too cold
  • Ship infidelity
  • Spent more than a month in London after growing up in Yorkshire
  • Clergyman’s dropsy
  • Flirting headaches
  • River unhappiness
  • General bummers
  • Knitting needles too heavy
  • Mmmf
  • Beautiful chestnut hair
  • Spinal degeneration as a result of pride
  • Parents too happy
  • The Unpleasantness