About

Me in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

My name is Virginia, and I’m an American in my late twenties living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. I love to read, and I hope to share some of my reading experiences on this blog.

My reading taste is mostly nineteenth century, early twentieth century, and Inter-War British literature, but I also read quite a bit of Canadian and American fiction. I discovered Persephone Books and Virago Modern Classics last year, so they currently supply a great deal of the titles on my to be read list.

My favourite books are: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, Middlemarch by George Eliot, They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, Home by Marilynne Robinson, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute, The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Rector’s Daughter by F. M. Mayor, and Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski.

Currently, I am volunteering. I have previously studied history, religious studies, and Roman Catholic theology.

My other interests include: friends and family, photography, coffee in the morning, Canada, travel, green tea in the afternoon, baking, England, hiking, cooking, and reading in cafés.

On this blog, I also hope to write about living in Saskatchewan and traveling around the world; I’d like to share some of my photography, baking, and cooking adventures, too.

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