The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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February 24, 2019

In February, I was reading ...

Greengates, by R.C. Sherriff

Period Piece, by Gwen Raverat

What Maisie Knew, by Henry James

Falling in Love, by Donna Leon

My Life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead

A Glass of Blessings, by Barbara Pym

The Children, by Edith Wharton

Kitchen Essays, by Gertrude Jekyll

The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Catherine Schine

Twilight of Splendor:  The court of Queen Victoria
during her Diamond Jubilee
, by Greg King

Old Friends and New Fancies, by Sybil G. Brinton
{This was one of the first Jane Austen 'sequels,'
written in 1913; the characters from different books
all getting entangled with each other}

Messenger of Truth, by Jacqueline Winspear
{I'm listening to the latest-but-one Maisie Dobbs
book now ... I didn't realize how far back this
series went!}

Dear Departed, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
{another long-running series}

102 Minutes:  the untold story of the fight to survive
inside the twin towers
, by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

The Good Wife Strikes Back, by Elizabeth Buchan

Rumpole and the Age of Miracles, by John Mortimer

Callander Square, by Anne Perry
{and another!}

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

So many good ones here! I remember reading What Maisie Knew with you in 2016 - not my favorite Henry, but always enjoyable to share a book with a friend. My Life in Middlemarch was a favorite the year I read it. I also have fond memories of A Glass of Blessings and The Three Weissmanns of Westport.

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