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“You should certainly have more children — not that I like children very much (I find them tiresome) but they grow up into people if you give them time. In my young days parents were not afraid to admit that they found their children tiresome. Now it is considered unnatural and yet people have fewer. … Continue reading
I curate my entire personal library — currently just over eleven hundred books, but there’s room to grow — on Goodreads. Yesterday the word went out that Amazon has purchased Goodreads. Initially I was dismayed, because that’s the reaction everyone has when a Big acquires a Small. But once my knee calmed down and stopped … Continue reading
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I’ve recently discovered that I accidentally wasted 33 years of my life not reading D.E. Stevenson’s books. She wrote what Wikipedia is pleased to call “light romantic novels” and she published one book (sometimes more) pretty much every year from 1923 to 1970. I am making up for my unconscionable lack of judgment now by … Continue reading
You know what I realized today? Fanny Price would be a terrible driver. Imagine Fanny trying to merge: she’d be letting six, seven cars through — basically, she would just sit there until a kind driver in the other lane took pity on her and waved her in. Several times. And I’d be sitting behind … Continue reading
I realized today that my favorite kind of book is a story about people fixing up a house. (Note: I was into these well before we moved here, but living here has certainly not helped.) For example: – Agnes and the Hitman, where Agnes remodels her decaying Southern plantation home to be ready for a … Continue reading
This Christmas — and really the whole year — was especially rich in items to improve my afternoon tea breaks. First of all, I can hear you asking: Can anything really improve the flavor of tea? And of course the answer is no. Not because tea is great — just the opposite. Tea is the … Continue reading
People asked a bunch of the sexiest male celebrities to describe their perfect day. Almost all of them said some version of “I want to be at my house with my family.” Come on! You’re hot, rich and famous. There are plenty of great things you can do with your family outside the house. How … Continue reading
One of the great children’s authors of our time, Diana Wynne Jones, passed away last year. She was one of those astonishingly prolific writers whose nevertheless manages to create fresh plots and compelling characters with each new book. I just found these editions of some of her books designed by Nina Tara and now I’m … Continue reading
I’ll give you something to cry about, Fanny Price.