The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda's Voice that asks you to: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 and find a sentence that grabs you.    I had trouble getting the pocket watch open and then difficulty reading the extinct Roman numerals, but eventually I made it out.... Continue Reading →

Currently Reading: To Say Nothing of the Dog

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis 493 pages, Published 1998 by Bantam Books   GoodReads Synopsis:  Connie Willis' Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other. In this Hugo-winning companion to that novel, she offers a completely different kind of time... Continue Reading →

AbeBooks Haul

Here are six used books I purchased from AbeBooks this spring:   Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann I adore Rosamond Lehmann's writing and was very happy to get this lovely Virago edition of her first novel. Madame, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart This may not be the most attractive book, but I can't wait to lose... Continue Reading →