March 19th, 2006


Date Night Recap

Juannie and I had a fun time last night. I am feeling the effects of one too many margaritas today. I was quite boozed up by the time we hit the bookstore. I planned to buy four books but came home with six. Juannie found two books.

I made a list yesterday of books that my LJ friends have suggested. Unfortunately, I forgot it at home and in my tipsy state I couldn't remember many of them. I looked for The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher, recommended by bibliovixen, and MAPP and Lucia by E.F. Benson, recommended by weelisa but they were not in stock. The only other one I remembered from the list was Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates suggested by aromenis. They had that one.

Here are the other five I lugged home:

Heloise & Abelard by James Burge I wanted this one because I am very interested in this couple.

I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto I'd just read about the John Singer Sargent painting, Madame X, because Keira Knightley's Oscar night gown was based on the sexy and controversial dress worn by the subject. The book was included on the display with other books about New Orleans because the model, Virginie Gautreau, was born here in the 1850s.

In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant I read Birth of Venus by the same author and had to have her follow-up.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory I've read others by this author and always enjoy her books.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir I've been intrigued by Eleanor of Aquitaine since I saw the movie, A Lion In Winter starring Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn, when I was a child. And I have read other biographies by Alison Weir so I couldn't resist grabbing one last book.