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
Classics Club II
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Mr. Skeffington by Elizabeth von Arnim
I found this book several years ago at an antique bookstore in Fredericksburg, TX, a very cute little town outside of San Antonio, full of b...
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Bethel Merriday by Sinclair Lewis (with Bonus Bad Book Covers)
Original 1940 dust jacket cover Like all artists -- all painters, all musicians, all poets, even some of those plodding recorders, the novel...
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Paris in July 2022: The Loved and Envied by Enid Bagnold
My fourth book for this years Paris in July is The Loved and Envied, a Virago reprint I've owned for several years (I can't even rem...
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Paris In July: Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir
I am extremely pleased with myself for finally finishing this book! I bought it more than ten years ago on a visit to the Frick Museum in ...
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Paris in July: The Martha series by Margery Sharp
I thought I'd start Paris in July with a short, fun book. Margery Sharp's Martha in Paris fit the bill perfectly -- only 166 pa...
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Paris in July 2022
It's July already, the year is half over -- how did this happen? But for me July will always include the Paris in July reading challenge...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The Feast by Margaret Kennedy
Cover of a 1969 reprint. This one is pretty much perfect. So, how is everyone's summer reading going? Anyone in the mood for a beach rea...
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
A Pin To See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse
In the history of the world it is only we -- we who are young now -- who are really going to know about life. I bought this Virago Modern C...
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Big Book Summer Reading Challenge 2022
Time for another Big Book Summer Reading Challenge hosted by Suzan at Book by Book! Alas, I still have too many unread books. Let's se...
Monday, May 30, 2022
The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay
No civilization had lasted for more than a few thousand years; this present one, called western culture, had had its day and was due for wre...
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