Select Page

Reading August 14 – September 13, 2022

I was sick for about three weeks of this month – that’s why I read six mysteries.  Eternal gratitude to Agatha Christie and Rex Stout, they’re there for me when I need them!  I’m fine now, and so is everyone else in my family.  We had a very nasty virus (not...

The Prisoner – Marcel Proust

The Prisoner is the fifth of the seven books of In Search of Lost Time; my Penguin edition combines parts five and six, but I have only read up through The Prisoner.  It was absolutely amazing; and I would say that either the novel as a whole...

Reading July 14-August 13

See the top three books on this stack?  This was the month my Tea or Books recommendations started to arrive in the mail!  That’s been one of the highlights of this year so far for me.  In my 20s, with access to a very large library...

20 Books of Summer – Update

It has been a great experience joining in with Cathy for 20 Books of Summer and something I hope to do other years, whether I blog about it or not! I’ve loved reading about other people’s experiences too and have found many new book blogs I love and lots...

Reading June 14-July 13

Not Quite Dead Enough – Rex Stout, 1944 I adore detective Nero Wolfe and his faithful assistant Archie Goodwin, and have read so many of these in the past year, including three this month.  The plotting is very good and the characters are...

Reading May 14-June 13

Here’s why I track my reading from the 14th to the 13th of each month, rather than by month: when my last baby was born (two years ago now), I started stacking up the books I read as I read them and taking a quick photo at the end of each month.  So I have all these...

Being a Beast – 20 Books of Summer

Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide – Charles Foster  2016, Metropolitan Books, 217 pp plus notes Wow.  I first heard of this book via Charles Foster’s short segment on This American Life in 2016.  The segment was...

20 books I hope to read this summer

I’m joining in with the challenge that Cathy at 746 Books hosts. It’s so fun to see everyone’s plans! A Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland – Ben Aitken I bought this from Waterstones as part of their Read for Ukraine promotion....