The big news this month was that my books arrived! I have now a far reduced collection compared to what I had in the States, but it feels good to whittle down to essentials.
In the summer sometimes I feel like reading mysteries, though, and I didn’t have much on hand. If I want to read something that’s not already on my shelves, the online library remains a godsend. Some of these mysterious reads are highlighted below.
In anticipation of next month’s Robertson Davies Reading Week I read the nonfiction collection The Merry Heart, and I’ll be preparing a post about Davies’s “reflections on reading, writing, and the world of books.” I also couldn’t resist starting The Deptford Trilogy and I’m greatly enjoying it for the umpteenth time.
Are you planning to join us? Or what was your personal pleasure this month?
- Summer Shorts cast a brief glance at some of my summer reading: Hag-Seed, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, Death of a Unicorn, and No Name.
- I wrapped up my months-long journey through the second half of Don Quixote.
Other Books Read
- The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
- The Merry Heart by Robertson Davies – Reread, review to come
- Fifth Business by Robertson Davies – Reread
- The Manticore by Robertson Davies – Reread
Other Features and Events
- For discussion, I asked How do you remember what you read?
- On my other blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle, I shared some first impressions and photos from my new home in Switzerland in From granite to limestone, and some discoveries from the past in Wise words from a toddler.