callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

July Books

The Secrets of Wishtide A Laetitia Rodd Mystery , Kate Saunders
Sandlands , Rosy Thornton
The Fire Child , S K Tremayne
Wonderboy , Nicole Burstein
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼, Hendrik Groen, review soon
Molesworth omnibus, Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
War Brides , Helen Bryan
The Villa in Italy , Elizabeth Edmondson
Queen Lucia, E F Benson
Miss Mapp, E F Benson
There’s a Reason for Everything, E R Punshon, review soon
Currently reading: The Champagne Queen, Petra Durst-Benning

Not much to say this month as I’ve reviewed almost everything I’ve read. I just want to mention the pleasure of re-reading. I know people, avid readers, who never read the same book twice. They’ve read it, that’s it, so many more books to read. To me, this is incomprehensible. Surely it’s normal to want to recapture the pleasure that reading a particular book has given you? Aren’t there times when no new book appeals and you want to be sure of reading something you know will deliver? I never tire of Molesworth (I read all four books again), or of E F Benson. I’m grateful to authors who can make me laugh when there’s not much else to laugh about.
Tags: e f benson, molesworth

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