As we close in on the end of July, I’m anticipating a bit of luxury, reading-wise: I expect to have extra reading time this week, because I’m on vacation from work. And I’m reading the last of my planned reads for July. So I should be able to slip in an extra book — or maybe even two — before the month is out. Woo hoo!
So what should I choose? Whenever this opportunity presents itself, I usually turn to pleasure reads. On Saturday I surveyed my shelves, and came up with a few choices:
- Flush, by Virginia Woolf: a “biography” of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel
- 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff: an epistolary novel, a “book about books”
- A Fountain Filled with Blood, by Julia Spencer-Fleming: the second mystery in a series set in the Adirondacks, and featuring a young minister named Claire Fergusson and police chief Russ Van Alstyne
Any one of these would be a nice diversion, and I really have no idea which one to choose!
Which book would you recommend, and why?
p.s. Thanks to everyone who visited and commented last Sunday — you’ve revived my interest in Pulitzer winners!
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