This month I started a book club! We are reading books to try to help us understand and meet the current situation in our country and the world. The first meeting was small — only three of us — but I hope our numbers will grow. We had a great discussion of The Unwinding by George Packer, which I reviewed on the blog last month. Next month we’ll be reading Dark Money by Jane Mayer, which I will plan to post about as well.
I find myself getting more philosophical these days, and putting forth more of my personal beliefs and questions on the blog. I hope this doesn’t put anyone off, but I find it a valuable opportunity to clarify and express my thoughts. As always, thank you for listening.
- I reviewed two recent offerings from Gallic Books, a publisher that aims to give us “the best of French in English”: French Rhapsody and The Great and the Good.
- A visit to Troy Chimneys was a sometimes puzzling, but ultimately satisfying way to enter the Regency period.
- The past, present and future of another English house was explored in A Fugue in Time.
Other Books Read
- Old and New Mysteries by Bastiaan Baan
- The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson – Reread, Mount TBR
- The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz, a new rendering by John Crowley – Mount TBR
- The Moral Basis of Democracy by Eleanor Roosevelt
- Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell – Mount TBR
- Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini – Review to come
- The King Must Die and The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault – Reread, Mount TBR, Review to come
- The Lark by E. Nesbit – Review to come
- Tom Tiddler’s Ground by Ursula Orange – Review to come
- A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair – Review to come
- A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr – Mount TBR
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