Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

Christmas tree

I hope you’re enjoying some Christmas shopping, carols round the fire, egg nog and whatnot. We’ve put our Christmas tree up at Argyle Street, accompanied by carols played on the piano – albeit arrangements of carols, which made for rather confusing singing-along-to. I think I did the last of my Christmas shopping today (though have also come down with a cold, which made a wander into town rather exhausting). Still, should be germ-free by Christmas itself, right? And here are some links to enjoy if you’re also under the weather…

1.) Queen of Crime: this is quite an old New Yorker article, but I haven’t read it before, all about Agatha Christie.

2.) A really interesting article about reading Virago Modern Classics as a man.

3.) 100 Best Novels: another list! But this one has a different spin; 81 non-British literature experts were asked to choose the best British novels. It’s a very good list, with some surprises (both in terms of inclusion and exclusion) and not just the usual suspects.

4.) Struggling with Christmas gift ideas? Let Jenny and Jenny at Reading The End help you out! More details here.

3 thoughts on “Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

  • December 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I was quite surprised and delighted to see Excellent Women on the list. Which books were you surprised to see excluded Simon? Now I think I really need to read Middlemarch. There have been so many recommendations recently :)

  • December 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    You get a lot of colds don’t you?


  • December 15, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Aw, sorry you have a cold! We have yet to have any cold weather that might give a girl a cold, so I have been spared the sickness thus far. WE’LL SEE.


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