The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

That’s what i love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and then that tiny thing  will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book.  It’s all geometrically progressive–all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.

: Mary Ann Shaffer in Guernsey (11)

so here’s a few rabbit trails to follow…

  • i started reading because of a recommendation from Melissa Wiley.  here’s a link to an open thread about The Guernsey Literary Society
  • and of course after Juliet and Dawsey write so much about Charles Lamb, i had to put Tales from Shakespeare and Everybody’s Lamb on hold at the library
  • and that made me remember that there’s a great essay by Anne Fadiman in At Large and At Small about Charles Lamb
  • and that made me want to recommend The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, also by Fadiman.  this is an excellent, amazing and tender book about a group of Hmong refugees traveling the hard road of sickness in America.  so very important.  especially for anyone working in another culture