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A Work in Progress



Adventures in (mostly) reading, and (sometimes) needlework and other artsy endeavors...



Published: 2017-05-26T11:00:00-05:00

 



The Long Weekend(!) Reading Notes

2017-05-26T11:00:00-05:00

Hooray for long weekends, and I think I have earned this one! It has been crazy-busy at my job and I am ready for some much needed rest and relaxation. On my current reads pile I have four books I...



Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel

2017-05-24T21:31:25-05:00

When a friend told me several years back that I should really try the Maggie Hope books by Susan Elia MacNeal, that I would really like them, I should have listened to her. But, better late than never, and now...



Teaser Tuesday: The Button Box

2017-05-23T16:00:00-05:00

When it comes to nonfiction, I think next to memoirs, social history is my very favorite type of book to read. Especially if it has to do with women's history. I think it was Buried in Print who first mentioned...



Los Angeles: A Short Story, Emma Cline

2017-05-22T21:55:21-05:00

If Emma Cline's short story, "Los Angeles", is anything to go by, I think Granta #139 is going to be a pleasure to read my way through. It certainly brings me another step closer to a real splurge and just...



May 19: Weekend Reading Notes

2017-05-19T14:00:00-05:00

Lots of little bookish bits lately that I have not been able to share, so it is time for another of these catch-up posts, I think. Maybe this will help me clean out my gettingfartoofull email inbox as well. So,...



A Suitable boy: Part 9

2017-05-18T11:00:00-05:00

I think that Haresh Khanna is most definitely the 'Suitable Boy' that her mother has in mind for Lata. Lata seems somewhat unenthusiastic about him, but she does not appear completely indifferent to him. "Mrs. Rupa Mehra had indeed liked...



Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

2017-05-17T07:00:00-05:00

I came across Cory Taylor's book, Dying: A Memoir, on the Stella Prize longlist (the book also made shortlist). The Stella Prize is Australia's equivalent to the Baileys Prize for Women's for Fiction, which celebrates women's writing. In the case...



Teaser Tuesday: Swimming Home

2017-05-16T07:00:00-05:00

I'm not sure who is going to be the "star" of this story, Mary-Rose MacColl's Swimming Home. I think the impetus for buying the book was the young woman who wants to swim the English Channel, Catherine Quick, who is...



My Summer 'Wintering' Down Under

2017-05-15T07:00:00-05:00

My summer 'bookcation' reveal was meant to happen on Friday, but time just got away from me and here we are starting a new week (and yikes mid-May already, why is time going so quickly?). That's okay, my summer literary...



Planning My Summer Bookcation . . .

2017-05-11T20:57:59-05:00

Any guesses where my bookcation is taking me this summer? It will have to be only a "book"cation as I am otherwise going nowhere at all anytime soon. Details to follow this weekend . . .