'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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July 31, 2010

Read in July

Cara Black, Murder in the Palais Royale
Meghan Daum, Life would be perfect if I lived in that house
Juliet Nicolson, The great silence:  Britain from the Shadows of the First World War to the dawn of the jazz age (the best book this month)
Alexander McCall Smith, Corduroy Mansions
Jane Ziegelman, 97 Orchard:  an edible history of five immigrant families in one New York tenement
Kim Severson, Spoon Fed:  How eight cooks saved my life
Dominique Browning, Slow love:  how I lost my job, put on my pajamas and found happiness
Katie Fforde, Wedding season
Elizabeth Jenkins, Jane Austen:  a biography
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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