'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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October 15, 2010

Perfect intelligent escapist comfort reading



The Charming Quirks of Others, the newest Isabel Dalhousie book, came in from the library on Wednesday, and (what's the word I'm looking for?) hoarding it for a rainy afternoon. I'm also trying to catch up with A Conspiracy of Friends, the third Corduroy Mansions serial now being published in The Telegraph. (I missed the second one, and it's not available here yet, but that doesn't seem to matter.) Speaking of hoarding, I've got it coming in RSS and podcasts, so I may read, or listen, or both.  It's nice to see something of Pimlico in the meantime.

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2 comments:

El said...

This looks wonderful. I'll definitely check it out for a rainy day. Thanks for the tip!

Chrissy said...

Rather late in the day to comment on this but I wanted to thank you for the lovely clip about that loveliest of authors.
The only problem is, it made me terribly homesick for London!
(I found you on Book snob, BTW).

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