Tuesday, July 05, 2016

My List Grows

I've discovered a treasure for book lovers-- A Reader's Book of Days. Each day brings more trivia-- some gossip and some stories that end up in biographies. At the beginning of each month Tom Nisslet, the author, suggests books for reading during the month.

Crime and Punishment seems too heavy for summer reading, but The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, sounds fascinating. It's about two intrepid scientists who set out on a scientific expedition "across the Ross Ice Shelf in the darkness of the Antarctic July."

Five more books are suggested and I'm set on finding one of the books in a local library.

And I found out that on this very day in 1925 Edith Wharton  had tea with F.Scott Fitzgerald who was thirty-four years her junior and "most likely was drunk."


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