...when I went into the library ... and looked around at the familiar bookshelves, and could hear no sounds but sounds of peace, and knew that here I might dream or idle exactly as I chose ... how grateful I felt to the kindly Fate that brought me here ... — from Elizabeth and her German garden, by Elizabeth von Arnim
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June 12, 2010
No one can resist the charm of such a mystery.
But after this book, I turned to Willa Cather, an author I've never read before. (Not quite right. I've never read any of her novels or stories. I did read a book of essays, Not Under Forty, several years ago.) I was prompted to read Death Comes for the Archbishop because Karen of Cornflower Books, one of the reading blogs I've started following, is hosting a group reading starting next Saturday. So I'll wait to comment on the book, but it was wonderful. Completely different in subject matter from something I would have picked up on my own, and still I found myself wanting to spend as much time as possible with this book.
On the other hand, Wish Her Safe at Home was overdue at the library, and although I think 15 cents a day is a small price to pay for finishing a good book, I just couldn't get into this one. I think I'm just in the mood now for contemporary (or quirky) fiction. I might try it again, though.
Noted under: Mysteries
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