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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December 27, 2019

In December, I was reading...

What she ate:  six remarkable women and
the food that tells their stories
by Laura Shapiro

Queen Victoria's matchmaking:  the
royal marriages that shaped Europe,
by Deborah Cadbury

When in French:  love in a second language,
by Lauren Collins

The last chronicle of Barset,
by Anthony Trollope

Christmas at High Rising,
by Angela Thirkell

by Jo Baker

What really matters in Jane Austen? 
by John Mullan
High Rising,
by Angela Thirkell

Started early, took my dog,
by Kate Atkinson

Still life, 
by Louise Penny
(my first Armand Gamache!)

Tea time for the traditionally built,
by Alexander McCall Smith

The private patient,
by P.D. James

Sense and sensibility,
by Jane Austen

The right attitude to rain,
by Alexander McCall Smith

To darkness and to death,
by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Lady Windermere's fan,
by Oscar Wilde

Now may you weep,
by Deborah Crombie

by Jane Green

Thanks for indulging me in these memories...this was fun.  Happy new year!


JoAnn said...

2015 was an especially good reading year! One day I will reread all six of the Barsetshire books.

Judith said...

How I loved perusing your December reading over the past decade--and how many of them I have enjoyed, and the rest I hope to enjoy in the future. Oh, P.D. James and The Private Patient, yes, and how I miss her. But lucky for us, her books are so well worth re-reading. Julia Spencer-Fleming, absolutely! And at long last she has a new entry in the series appearing in Spring 2020! Great news!
Alas, I haven't read Trollope yet and I hope to do so before too long. Best wishes and the happiest of reading years to you!

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