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A Work in Progress



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



Published: 2018-01-19T11:00:00-06:00

 



Reading & Book Piles Notes: January 19

2018-01-19T11:00:00-06:00

I think my 'reading diet' of the last few years has been deficient of enough nonfiction, because this year I seem to be especially drawn to it. I am hoping to finish two books by Jhumpa Lahiri this weekend, so...



The Cellars of the Majestic, Georges Simenon

2018-01-17T09:00:00-06:00

I've not read a lot of Inspector Maigret mysteries, but the more I do the more I like them and the more keen I am to reach for a new one. With each new story I like to fill out...



Teaser Tuesday: The Clothing of Books

2018-01-16T09:39:32-06:00

A couple of years back I read Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake and it was one of my best reads of the year. I think she is a really fascinating person and an exceptional writer. Her style of storytelling is so...



State of the Nightstand: January 15

2018-01-14T20:39:46-06:00

The pile of books in the front are those that I am reaching for mostly at the moment. The idea is that I will finish and then rotate out and add something new. It would seem, however, that so far...



Weekend Reading Notes: January 12

2018-01-12T15:00:00-06:00

This seems a suitably wintry scene for a bitterly cold and icy weekend. Yesterday I had a snow day off from work, which I was very grateful for as it was icy and snowy and windy and all around nasty...



The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

2018-01-09T14:00:00-06:00

If you hear someone's childhood called Dickensian, it likely stirs up all sorts of vivid images of hardship, poverty and even suffering. Certainly you would think of a colorful living circumstance, but not necessarily in the happiest sense. Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's...



The Woman in the Dark, Dashiell Hammett

2018-01-08T10:00:00-06:00

What better way to start the new year than with a little hardboiled American crime from the virtuoso novelist Dashiell Hammett. I had just crossed paths with him in a very peripheral sort of way via Laurie King in her...



State of the Nightstand: January 7

2018-01-07T17:51:05-06:00

One week later. A new path or two taken.



January 4: Weekend Reading Notes

2018-01-05T14:00:00-06:00

Is it too soon to be thinking of spring? Probably, but the cold is getting me down so a nice, pleasant outdoor reading scene was definitely needed as the header to my post! If things were quiet over the holiday...



A New Year and New Books: A Dozen

2018-01-04T16:00:00-06:00

A new year and now a new publishing season. I'm ready for it. I made the mistake (?) of looking at my library's virtual "new books" list to see what was new, which always adds a few titles to my...