PensiveCat Goes Forth in 2018
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Happy reading in 2018, Catherine!
Happy New Year! I wish you to read many good books in 2018.
Dec 31, 2017, 4:17pm
Happy New Year🎉
Happy New Year
Happy New Group here
This place is full of friends
I hope it never ends
It brew of erudition and good cheer.
Jan 5, 2018, 8:32pm
Hi, Catherine. Dropping a star.
2. The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
I prefer to read about Hemingway than read Hemingway.
Edited: Feb 5, 2018, 10:04am
by Lauren Elkin
Now I want to go back to Paris. That being said, it's not as much about what the title promises as it should be.
I was not that impressed with the first installment of that series, but I really should try a later one. I still like the "setup" for it.
thornton37814: It was, though honestly despite the many benefits of living in Denmark I'd probably get annoyed at the uniformity and the 'this is how it's done' attitude. I would never tire of the pastries, though!
13. Kensington Gardens by Rodrigo Fresan
I read Mycroft Holmes
last year, I think. I was a decent enough book. It's probably worth me checking out this new GN of his.
Mycroft always appealed to me, can't be bothered to do legwork, and likes silent clubs.
18. Mary Russell's War
Fills in some gaps, like her pre-Holmes life and the wedding...
23. Diary of a Bookseller
by Shaun Bythell
After reading this, I wanted to own my own bookshop, even with all the exasperating customers. I don't think my back could take the schlepping, though.
24. Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen
by Alison Weir
Thought I was done with the Tudor era...I thought wrong!
Quite impressed that a 500+ page novel can be written about who always seemed to me an unremarkable person. I guess everyone involved with Henry VIII had something to speak of!
A bit long, and not crazy about her occasional prescience, but an angle I don't get as often.
25. Saving Central Park
by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
I love Central Park and learning its history. This book helped me see what happens behind the scenes, especially during the early years of the Conservancy. Good, but it dragged a bit in the second half.
29. Meet Me At the Museum
by Anne Youngson
A novel about a friendship that develops between a farmer's wife in England and a Danish professor, starting over an inquiry about the Tollund Man. Made for cozy reading.
31. Gmorning Gnight! by Lin Manuel Miranda
33. Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Part Two.
Only in comics can they pull this stuff off...
34. The Lost for Words Bookshop
I sort of related to the protagonist, and I'm not sure that's good or not. But a good bookish story, with slightly unbelievable bits intertwined with some gutwrenching bits.
35. The Lambs by Carole George
Written in a poetic prose, the memoir of a woman and her flock of lambs (and her father) is both beautiful and kind of depressing.
36. My Bookstore
Writers talk about their favorite independent - just in the US - this book would pair well with The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell!
37. Wild Chamber
by Christopher Fowler
A Bryant and May story. Lots more London history and musings on parks, both of which are things I'm fascinated by.
40. Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
A journey through books: my favorite kind! And now Lin Yutang is my second favorite Lin!
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