Books and Chocolate
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
Owned and Unread Project
My Favorite Books
75 Classics in 5 Years
A Second Classics Club List
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland!
Not actually my new home -- it's the reading room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. Sadly, our time in Germany is qu...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Classics Spin #20: The Misses Mallet by E. H. Young
I love participating in the Classics Club Spins -- it's always fun to have someone else pick a book for you. I really want to read e...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Daphne Du Maurier Reading Week: The Glass-Blowers
I've been a big fan of Daphne du Maurier since I was thirteen and my mother let me stay up late with her to watch an ad...
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Artificial Silk Girl: A 1930s German Train Wreck
Back-to-back train wrecks! I can't remember who blogged about it, but just a couple of weeks ago I saw that Penguin was re-issuing ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann: A Family of German Trainwrecks
Having spent nearly three years in Germany, I thought it was time I really buckled down and tried to read some actual German literary c...
Friday, April 26, 2019
The 1965 Club: The Town in Bloom by Dodie Smith
I'm always happy to join in one of Kaggsy and Simon's biannual reading clubs, and when I found out they had selected 1965 for ...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Fortune of the Rougons: The Rougon-Macquart Origin Story
"A new dynasty is never founded without a struggle. Blood makes good manure. It will be a good thing for the Rougon family to be fou...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Classics Club Spin #20
It's time for another Classics Spin ! If you're not familiar, it's a periodic mini-challenge created by The Classics Club ....
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Terms and Conditions: I Am SO GLAD I Never Went to Boarding School
I grew up in a very dull middle-class Midwestern suburb, so I traveled the world vicariously through books. I adored reading anything s...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" Letters, 1936-1939
One of the nicest perks of working in a library was getting first pick of the donated books for the semi-annual Friends of the Library ...
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