Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
My mother read secondarily for information; she sank as a hedonist into novels. She read Dickens in the spirit in which she would have eloped with him.
Me too. I participate in two online book clubs at Goodreads: Shelfari 1001 (started by refugees from Shelfari Group 1,001 Books You Must Read Before you Die) and the Catholic Book Club. Though I wouldn't elope with Dickens, Tolkien or Dante, but would give up an arm to sit at dinner with them.