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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June 28, 2011

Then I liked this one, too




They spent most of their time in the field between the house and the beach, 'which had a mossy bank on one side, with beautiful green trees, making armchairs out of their roots.' Here, they basked in the sun, 'often thinking we were reading or sewing, but generally finding out at the end that it had been a mistake on our parts.'
from Elizabeth Gaskell:  A Habit of Stories, by Jenny Uglow


 
{Henri Lebasque, Woman Reading in a Garden, found, as always, here}


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