Books and Reading

This is a no art post. If you are interesting in my reading habits then this post is for you!

If you've been with me for long you know that at the beginning of the year I committed to only reading from my omnibus collection. I've followed through with this as you can see on the sidebar. The only books not from my omnibus' that I've read are the read-alouds to my ds. Last week when I finished the Dorothy Sayers books I started feeling a little tired with fiction and wanted a bit of a change so I've started reading some biographies.

Back when I was about 12 (no idea how old I was really but somewhere around 12, might have been younger) I read Shelly Winters' autobiography and fell in love with that time period (1930s-1950s) of the Silver Screen: the actors, the directors, the movies, all of it. I then proceeded to read biographies on all sorts of people I'd enjoyed in movies: Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hughes, Bette Davis, etc (I could go on and on!) and even read books about people I'd never even heard of at the time: Frances Farmer, Sophia Loren (remember I was 12-13 at the time).

So, I'm diving into these books again. I just finished Katharine Hepburn's autobiography. (She is probably my absolute favourite actress.) And I'm off to the library today to get a recent biography on her.


Anonymous said…
She's one of my favorite actresses too. How did you like her book?

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