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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September 29, 2019

In September, I was reading ...

I'd rather be reading:  the delights and dilemmas
of the reading life
by Anne Bogel

Sleeping in the ground,
by Peter Robinson 
{DCI Banks}

At dusk:  Boston Common at Twilight,
by Erica Hirshler

The fortnight in September,
by R.C. Sheriff

To the lighthouse,
by Virginia Woolf
Miss Buncle's book,
by D.E. Stevenson

The age of innocence,
by Edith Wharton

The invisible woman:  the story of Nelly Ternan
and Charles Dickens
by Claire Tomalin

The annotated Persuasion,
by Jane Austen, annotated and edited
by David M. Shapard

A season of splendour:  the court
of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York,
by Greg King

The Bolter
by Frances Osborne

House of wits:  an intimate portrait
of the James family,
by Paul Fisher

The New Yorkers,
by Cathleen Schine

Leaving home,
by Anita Brookner

Into a Paris quartier,
by Diane Johnson

The shifting tide,
by Anne Perry
{William Monk}

Maisie Dobbs,
by Jacqueline Winspear

From hardtack to home fries: an uncommon history
of American cooks and meals,
by Barbara Haber

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