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.
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March 30, 2019

In March, I was reading...

Greenbanks, by Dorothy Whipple

Chelsea Concerto, by Frances Faviell

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

Falling in Love, by Donna Leon

Jambusters:  the story of the Women's Institute
in the Second World War
, by Julie Summers

Middlemarch, by George Eliot

Clover Adams:  a gilded and heartbreaking life,
by Natalie Dykstra

What there is to say we have said:  the correspondence of
Eudora Welty and William Maxwell,
edited by Suzanne Marrs

Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett

Water like a stone, by Deborah Crombie

Jane and the barque of frailty, by Stephanie Barron

Anyone but you, by Jennifer Crusie

Cold service, by Robert B. Parker

Playing with fire, by Peter Robinson

Revenge of the middle-aged woman, by Elizabeth Buchan

Claire Marvel, by John Burnham Schwartz

Hmmm... there's a book on this list that I had noted was wonderful, though now I don't remember anything about it, and another book on this list that might be one of my favorite books of all time. And there's a March when I read two books and a March a year later when I read 21. Twenty-one. How in the world did I manage that?


JoAnn said...

Okay, which book is one of your all-time favorites? I'll guess MIddlemarch or The Uncommon Reader. There are quite a few here I've read, too...but I don't remember a thing about Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman.

Audrey said...

I loved both of those but the letters between Eudora Welty and William Maxwell were just wonderful. Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman was about a (middle-aged!) woman who loses her job, to her younger assistant, and then finds out her husband is having an affair, possibly with her younger assistant -- I don't remember all the details, but I remember enjoying it. :)

Lisa said...

I am trying to catch up with Donna Leon's books. I do wish my library had more in paper.

I was trying to look back over my reading this way, and I can do it for months when I was blogging. But my book diary/log doesn't have the months.

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