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



Published: 2017-07-25T07:43:16-05:00

 



The State of the Night Table - July 2017

2017-07-25T07:43:16-05:00

I dabble a lot in books, can you tell? Most of the books here are (at least the pile in the front) the books I am currently reading. Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden is good, but I swear it has...



A Few Bits and Bobs for the Weekend

2017-07-21T13:00:00-05:00

Just a few things that caught my eye over the course of the week. It's been a toasty warm week and I am hoping for cooler days. Needless to say they will be spent indoors and hopefully with a book(s)...



Ten New Mysteries to Watch For

2017-07-20T16:00:00-05:00

Thanks to FictFact I was alerted to the newest forthcoming Maisie Dobbs mystery due out next Spring! It seems such a very long way away, next March, doesn't it? But it is always nice to have good things (good books)...



Last Year This Week

2017-07-19T16:00:00-05:00

So, last year this week, it was hot much like it is this week now! I was just starting the Jane Smiley Last Hundred Years trilogy. I still need to read that last book. I was reading a book of...



Teaser Tuesday: Hend and the Soldiers

2017-07-18T16:00:00-05:00

If yesterday I was wondering how accurate the portrayal of life in contemporary Saudi Arabia was in Zoe Ferraris's Finding Nouf, today I am reading a book (gotten via ILL and serendipitously it arrived just in time to start when...



Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

2017-07-17T15:00:00-05:00

Although I shudder at the thought, I have a fascination with a place that is so hot that a woman's shoe literally melds into the concrete surface as she is walking across a parking lot. This is what happens at...



Reading Notes: Book to Screen

2017-07-14T14:00:00-05:00

There are a whole slew of movies that are coming out (or that I have recently seen or am currently watching) that have been adapted to the big and small screen. As I want to see the movies and like...



A Library Popular Reading Nook

2017-07-12T16:00:00-05:00

I mentioned I would share an updated photo of my library's popular reading shelves and here it is. See how much it has grown. Some of the books are looking a little tattered but that just means they are being...



Teaser Tuesday: The Violins of Saint-Jacques

2017-07-11T14:00:00-05:00

It's Murphy's Law. I was trying really hard to be patient for my July NYRB to arrive, which is Patrick Leigh Fermor's only novel, The Violins of Saint-Jacques, but I finally broke down and sifted and sorted and moved and...



The Farm in the Green Mountains

2017-07-10T16:00:00-05:00

Where does NYRB find these wonderful memoirs? Thank goodness they do and that they are reissuing these modern classics. The Farm in the Green Mountains by Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer is yet another delightful book that was originally published in 1949 as...