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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August 31, 2010

Books read in August

Another very good month of reading!

The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman
The Tortoise and the Hare, by Elizabeth Jenkins (the best book this month)
The Convenient Marriage (my first!), No Wind of Blame, and The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer
Hangman, by Faye Kellerman
The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge
Becoming Queen Victoria, by Kate Williams
The White Gardena novel of Virginia Woolf, by Stephanie Barron


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Note to self, must read Georgette Heyer, must read Georgette Heyer!! Why is it taking me forever to pick these up?! Will also make another note to pick up The Tortoise and the Hare as well!!

lyn said...

I've just discovered Georgette Heyer too, well, about a year ago. I've read half a dozen now, just finished The Nonesuch this afternoon. I enjoy her older heroines very much so I'm being choosy & taking advice from the experts as to which books to read. After all, it's not as though I discovered her as a teenager & have endless years left to read the lot! I also enjoyed Tortoise & Hare & Becoming Queen Victoria.

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