Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! Fore more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.
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My Shelf Control pick this week is:
Title: I Capture the Castle
Author: Dodie Smith
Length: 343 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle’s walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has “captured the castle”– and the heart of the reader– in one of literature’s most enchanting entertainments.
How I got it:
I don’t even remember — but I suspect I picked up a copy at one of our library’s big books sales (just like at least 50% of the books on my shelves)
When I got it:
Sometime within the last five years or so, I believe.
Why I want to read it:
This is one of those books that everyone tells you to read. It’s supposed to be funny and charming and quirky, and I’ve heard it described as a modern classic. As a bonus reason for reading it, I’m participating in an acrostic challenge with my book club and I’m missing a title that starts with the letter I — so I guess I just have to read this one before the end of the year!
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7 thoughts on “Shelf Control #88: I Capture The Castle”
I read this years ago and remember enjoying it, though the details are pretty vague now. It definitely had a classic vibe though. I should reread it someday — and I hope you enjoy it too!
Hahaha I have WAAAAYYY too many of these Shelf Control books!
It’s a good one and a quick read. There is also a movie version.
That’s great to know! I’ll have to check out the movie once I finally read the book. 🙂
Hello. I am new to blogging and I love this idea to discover new books, not that I need any more books!
I don’t either, but somehow I still end up with overflowing bookshelves. 🙂 Good luck with your blog!