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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Late June and Early July Bookshelf

Hello, fellow Bibliomaniacs! You know who you are! Your worst public vice is hoarding books. Also, when you vacation in the summer, you make excuses to visit libraries every town/city you go through - just to inhale that marvelous "Library Books in Summer" fragrance. And for the reallllllllllly hard core bibliophiles, we have been known to hang around used book shops, as well as various St. Vincent de Paul thrift shops/Goodwill - just to peruse and fondle (*gasp!*) the books.

Soooo... what's on *your* bookshelves this late June and early July? Here is a brief list of my fiction/reads like fiction picks for myself from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium Digital Library. P'rhaps I'll check back later with some more books from my very own Kindle shelf.

*ahem*

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To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier

The Story of Rose: A Man and His Dog by Jon Katz

The Island of Heavenly Daze by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt

4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie (a Miss Marple whodunnit)

At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (another Miss Marple)

Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, narrated by Simon Vance

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, abridged, narrated by Jeremy Northam

and last but certainly not least:

Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse, narrated by Martin Jarvis .

Anglophilia reigns here at the castle of Miss Chris in recent days. Once again, I have been indulging in serious laughter as I re-watch John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth, and Andrew Sachs in the BBC comedy cult classic Fawlty Towers, circa 1975.

And that's all out of me until later. I have house to clean while I have a little energy. Have been on Planet Migraine a good deal lately. Va bene. God brings good out of my little excursions there if I will choose to cooperate gracefully.

Much love to one and all in Jesus. I am praying for all of the visitors past, present, and still to come - to my old blog and this newer/being refurbished one.

- Miss Chris




1 comment:

Stephen Jarvis said...

Dear Christine (if I may)

I saw on BookCrossing that you gave a ten-star rating to The Pickwick Papers. Rather than leave a message there, something in that photo of yours said “Go to my website”, and I am glad that I did - one reason being that I love cats, and I have seen some very cute cats on your site! I see you use the wonderful expression “fur child”, which I have never heard before – I must start saying it!
Anyway, I have been seeking people who express a strong enthusiasm for Pickwick, because I hope they will also be interested in the extraordinary story behind Pickwick’s creation. You see, I have written a novel, called Death and Mr Pickwick, which will be published in May by Random House (in the UK) and in June by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (in the USA) about the backstory of The Pickwick Papers. I do hope you will take a look at it. My novel is not funny, like Pickwick – there is just too much tragedy in Pickwick’s backstory for that – but it does parallel Pickwick in various ways. Anyway you can find out more at:
www.deathandmrpickwick.com
I am now going to sign up for “Life is a polka”, and I look forward to hearing more from you, and about you. I hope that by writing Death and Mr Pickwick I will make all sorts of new friendships and associations.
Best wishes

Stephen Jarvis