I started this lovely epistolary novel this evening, as something to read in parallel with the Austen bio by Tomalin, and I am completely hooked. No parallel reading here...it'll be one fell swoop, with only pauses to blog about the quotable quotes I'm finding.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle) is such a treat. It has two authors, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows--I wonder how they shared the writing. I need to Google for interviews with them to find out. I can't imagine I'm the only reader to wonder that.
Now for the quotable quote that got my out of my armchair and back in front of my PC.
It comes quite early, page 11, in fact, of the pp edition.
That what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive--all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.(first letter from Juliet Ashton to Dawsey Adams, dated 15th January, 1946)