'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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May 31, 2010

Read in May


Major Pettigrew's last stand, by Helen Simpson (this month's best)
The weed that strings the hangman's bag, by Alan Bradley
Making toast:  a family story, by Roger Rosenblatt
Murder in Foggy Bottom, by Margaret Truman
This body of death, by Elizabeth George
Wild romance:  a Victorian story of a marriage, a trial and a self-made woman, by Chloe Schama
Alice I have been, by Melanie Benjamin
Lunch in Paris:  a love story with recipes, by Elizabeth Bard
Off track, by Claire Curzon
Stylized:  a slightly obsessive history of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, by Mark Garvey
Mark Twain's other woman, the hidden story of his last years, by Laura Skandera Trombley

I'm off to a slow start commenting on the books I've read, but I'm immensely grateful, right now and always, for the ability to lose myself in a book. :)

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