I’m delighted to welcome a book blogger to Inheritance Books. This blog series is all about the books we love and who better to qualified to talk about them than book bloggers! So, take it away Bodicia of A Woman’s Wisdom.
Hi Bodicia (good name by the way, very traditional), welcome to Inheritance Books. Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I have a book blog called A Woman’s Wisdom where I post reviews of books I have really liked, author interviews and guest blogs. There are also articles and a humour series, Tales From The Manor, written by me as well as a few other surprises lurking in the menu. I am a mother to five wonderful girls and a grandmother to a mischievous three year old girl who has me wrapped around her finger. I have many interests including geosciences, ancient civilisations and planetary science. I live in England where it is currently too cold for my taste. Oh and I am also partial to anything containing chocolate. I am on a mission to get it accepted as a main food group. I’m joking, of course. Well, a bit.
Chocolate is definitely a main food group. Dietician’s just haven’t discovered the importance of it on the nation’s mental health. It’ll happen. It’ll happen.
Which book have you inherited from a generation above? Why is it special?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a book I first read as a small child, around 8 years old. I found the dusty volume in my grandmother’s book collection. Its yellowing pages, marked with age and use, showed it to be an often read book. It has remained such an important one to me. I was captivated by the descriptions of the moors and of Heathcliff and his love for Cathy. I named my eldest daughter Cathy and recently bought a hardback copy for her which she treasures.
I have read this so many times and it has never lost its magic for me.
Which book would you like to leave to future generations? Why?
Without need of a second thought it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.There is something wonderful about Miss Elizabeth Bennett, with her fine eyes and equally fine manners. The dashing Mr Darcy who reached a woman’s heart long before Colin Firth came along and stepped out of a lake. The characters are exquisitely described and I still smile at the repartee between Mr and Mrs Bennett every time I read it. Timeless.
I first found it on a bookshelf in a relative’s house when I was a teenager. I curled up with it one dark night and, ever since, I have had it as my comfort read. I would pass this on to every young woman with the hope they will never accept second best when it comes to love.
Thank you for sharing your Inheritance Books with us, Bodicia. All the best for 2015.
You can check out more book related wonders on Bodicia’s blog – A Woman’s Wisdom or chat with her on Twitter (@bodiciasapple)
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