I've been negligent about blogging. I haven't been negligent about reading, though, and I have (at least) rated some books over at Goodreads. Some knitting has occurred, mostly socks, plus one silvery thing that (I hope) will make one of my friends happy next week.
I love knitting lace...
Here's a review of the last book I read. It reminds me a little of a Barbara Pym plot gone slightly mad, with touches of the pain of Empire lingering in the hearts of some co-existing with the utterly dense hearts of a dying aristocracy.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I couldn't love this book more if it were made of dark chocolate and I could eat each page after I read it. There are some of the funniest set pieces I ever read - check out the meeting where characters select food and decor for a country-club dinner, and a walk-through of the most decrepit-yet-charming English cottage ever - as well as genuine characters who grow, change, love, and take up residence in your pantheon.
Recommended to -- everyone.
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