How I Met Colette #1920Club


Shortly after I was old enough to peruse the magazines and newspapers that came to the houses of older family members, I discovered the wonders of the Columbia House Record Company and the Quality Paperback Bookclub via their advertisements. Both of these catalogue businesses offered tantalizing deals to new

How I Met Colette #1920Club2020-04-13T15:58:30-05:00

On reading, at last, Rilla of Ingleside


I can no longer claim that reading about grown-up Anne is boring, when that would clearly mean I, as a grown-up, must be boring too. So I have had to come up with other reasons to avoid reading the final Anne book. Knowing what a chore it was for LMM

On reading, at last, Rilla of Ingleside2015-08-27T16:18:03-05:00

Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22)


Acts of violence and devotion, rape and worship, funerals and betrothals, love-scenes and convent-life, adultery and illness: this medieval saga has so many facets to it that I was not expecting. Not the least of which being that it gripped my attention more tightly than any of the contemporary novels

Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22)2014-03-17T15:33:26-05:00

Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles


I became fascinated with Agatha Christie novels when my friend Sheila started reading them in the eighth grade. Maybe her copy of The Body in the Library might have belonged to her older sister or to her mother: I’m not sure where her copy came from, but I was sure

Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles2014-02-27T15:31:44-05:00
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