Friday, February 10, 2012


FOR THE LOVE OF READING





For Valentine's day I chose the quote below,
because I reread all the books I love over and over again.
One day I will make a list!


"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. ~Fran├žois Mauriac







4 comments:

Cheryl Archer said...

Love this quote, Margaret. Thanks! Now do tell, please ... what is your absolute favorite book to reread? ~Cheryl A.

Margaret Buffie said...

Hi Cheryl!
That's a tough one, so I'll mention the two that I have recently reread -- again. The winter blahs get to me, so I want to read books that make me think, but give me hope, flashes of real humour, and a kind of universal understanding and depth of human feeling. Stories about ordinary people sorting out their lives - hard for any writer to do and when it's done well ... a gift to the reader!

An older book and a newer book I just finished reading again:

1) "Excellent Women" by Barbara Pym (1952) who is one of my favourite writers - and is considered to be (by a number of critics(and me!) one of the most under-rated writers of the 20th C.

2) "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand", (2010), by Helen Simonson which is just pure pleasure to read.

I also reread Austen's "Persuasion" at least once a year! Do you have a fav to reread?

jessica said...

Hi, I am doing a project on yuo at school and I need to find some information out abotu you. All I need to know is - What was your favourite subject in school?

Thank yu so much!

Margaret Buffie said...

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for writing. That's an easy question to answer! Although I loved English, my absolute favourite subject was Art. Luckily when I went to school, it was a subject you could take as an elective. From high school, I went to university and got a bachelor degree in Fine Arts (BFA). I also taught art and still paint when I'm not writing!