Best Thing

What’s the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Love, when, so, you’re loved again.
What’s the best thing in the world?
–Something out of it, I think.

The Best Thing in the World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Instead of starting my book group reads I picked up How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed. Love this book so far! It’s the charming story of Abby Randolph, 30 and single, whose life has suddenly changed after finding herself in possession of a valuable antique.

It’s a light read and I know as soon as I wrote 30 and single you are probably thinking chic lit, but if only all chic lit was this fun, well written and downright different. Plus the references to poetry and other literary things don’t hurt either. I’m about half way through the book and hopefully the rest won’t disappoint.

Oh yes, and suddenly I’m also in the mood to read more of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry.