Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Reading dilemma N'1
I know a lot of people really didn’t like Sophia Ford Coppola’s film based on part of the life of Marie Antoinette but I quite liked it. I’m quite a sucker for style sometimes and this film had oodles of it and I loved the historical inaccuracies of the costumes and design. However this isn’t a film review, once I had seen the film however I wanted to find out if there were any historical inaccuracies in the actual story the film portrayed. So I decided to buy the book that the film was based on by Antonia Fraser.
I was quite happily reading the book and was surprised to find out that some of the more far fetched parts of the film were in fact true but then suddenly life got in the way. I got pregnant and for over a year I was only interested in reading either baby related books or books that required no thinking whatsoever (the Twilight books got me through many a night feed) and then we moved house. So you see my Marie Antoinette book got completely forgotten about until a few months ago when I found it in the bottom of a box which was due to go into the attic.
My bookmark is still in the pages and I was just over halfway through when I stopped reading it. Of course now I have the dilemma of either reading from where I left off or do I go back to the beginning and read the first 200 pages again? Before I decide which option to take I first need enthusiasm to pick it up again the first place I am finding it difficult to find enthusiasm for a thick non-fiction book I have already started. Ah maybe I need to watch the film again………..