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