Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

Now that I’ve claimed that I’ll be spending more time on Stuck-in-a-Book, I should actually write some posts! For starters, here’s a Weekend Miscellany – the usual link, blog post, and book. It’s been a nice Saturday, seeing a friend for tea and pastries (and meeting a cat who was beautiful and very brazen), then reading and podcast editing – coming out on Monday – and blissfully ignoring the fact that I’ve bought zero Christmas presents yet.

poisoned-chocolates-case1.) The link – my friend (and fellow book fox) Kirsty sent me a link to this article, writing ‘most Simon article ever?’. Why yes – Top 10 Cats in Literature! It’s a good selection.

2.) The book – if you’re after Christmas gift ideas, then The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkley, the latest from British Library Crime Classics, sounds like it’s one of their finest reprints. Harriet loved the book over at Shiny New Books.

3.) The blog post – Lyn is celebrating Christmas with her Sunday Poetry this week, and it’s an interesting one. Now that Our Vicar’s birthday has happened – or, rather, is happening – I am fully in Christmas mood.

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

  • December 11, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for the link to the blog, Simon. It does really feel as though Christmas is just around the corner. I have an older copy of the Poisoned Chocolates (unread, of course) but this new edition has several alternate endings which is intriguing.

  • December 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Hmmm, how can a list of the top 10 cats in literature miss out Saha? As I think you know I love The Master and Margerita so pleased to see Behemoth mentioned even if the author doesn’t find the Bulgakov readable. There are a number of cats in the novels of Murakami that might make it into a top 10, certainly in my literary world. I guess the point of such lists is to engender conversation and discussion so many thanks for posting the link. I am reminded of this:

  • December 11, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Yay! Glad to see the miscellany back. I’m just about to pick up the Berkeley – really looking forward to it! As for cats, like Dark Puss I love Behemoth, so I find it hard to accept a list that leaves him out… :)


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