Mark Kurlansky, “Salt”; Gustave Flaubert, “Madame Bovary”

Long silence. Long books. Also in process, because I need something lighter, a reread of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History which I may not stick with. It seems both creepy and jejune. But maybe I’m not giving it a chance — so much of the reading experience depends on how much time you can spend with a book at one time. The good news is that I’m finding poor Emma B. fascinating, which sometimes happens when you finally get around to reading A Great Classic.  You find there are real characters in there.

Anyway, I’ve got a couple of hundred pages left on each of the above so a real post is going to be a couple of days down the road.

About carolwallace

I spend most of my time writing and reading. Most recent publications: the reissue of "To Marry an English Lord,"one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and the historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." I am too cranky to belong to a book group but I love the book-blogging community.
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