Sunday, March 22, 2009
Reading List Autumn 2008
The previous post was written not with the intention of eliciting sympathy, but for the purpose of explanation to readers who wrote asking if I was OK, those wondering if something was wrong, and those saying they hadn't heard from me in a while. My "Winter Report" was mainly for them.
Once the weather no longer permitted me to work in the garden, I dropped back into my autumn routine of reading. From the first day of autumn to the first day of winter I spent hours on end reading blogs of others (there are about 70 blogs I try to follow) and books, books, books.
This year the book list includes some late 19th and early 20th Century publications. I have found over the years that I particularly enjoy reading books from that era: the quality of writing, vocabulary, and style of writing.
LIST: AUTUMN 2008
(1862) E.D.E.N. Southworth: Broken Engagement
(1877) Martha Finley: Elsie's Children,
(1891) Elsie's Vacation
(1891) (Kentucky author) James Lane Allen: Flute and Violin
(1904) (Kentucky author) John Fox Jr.: The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
(1905) (Kentucky author) James Lane Allen: The Choir Invisible
(1905) Thomas Dixon Jr.: The Leopard's Spots
(1906) William J. Locke: The Belove'd Vagabond
(1907) Meredith Nicholson: Rosalind at Redgate
(1915) J.M. Barrie: Sentimental Tommy
(1996) Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes
(1998) Nancy Pickard: The Blue Corn Murders
(2006) (Kentucky author) Kim Edwards: Memory Keeper's Daughter