Bookish Notes

I was cleaning out my little office last night and suddenly, I had a little pajama-clad visitor. I took about fifty pictures of her and this was the best. So, obviously, I am planning to read Flora & Ulysses soon. Thanks for the recommendation Anna.

When Fall hits, I start craving a big, big book. I decided on The Brontes by Juliet Barker. I don’t think I can actually carry it anywhere because it’s so big. I am also going to reread Bleak House this winter. Dickens is a Winter type of author. And The Little House on the Prairie books as well – Chris got me the best new edition of the books last year and I have meant to reread for awhile. 

Amanda is hosting an online book club and we decided to read The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri. Our first meeting is in December. Looking forward to it.

Telfer woke me up one morning in California with the news that Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature. I love Alice Munro completely. Even if you think short stories aren’t your thing, please try. Start with Hateship, Friendship, Loveship, Courtship, Marriage even if for the title alone. Did you read about the study published this month in Science? Reading literary fiction, even if for a few minutes a day, can increase your social intelligence and empathy levels. Readers already know this, but it’s wonderful a study can back it up.

Also, my very short reading reviews page is updated.

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