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This is my bookshelf.
Here is a snippet of what’s on it.
They Knew Mr. Knight (1934) by Dorothy Whipple
Frost in May (1933) by Antonia White
Greenbanks (1932) by Dorothy Whipple
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938) by Winifred Watson
The Hundred Secret Senses (1995) by Amy Tan
The Pearl (1947) by John Steinbeck
Love, Lucy (1996) by Lucille Ball
A Book (1977) by Desi Arnaz
This is the end of this particular bookshelf, and as you can see the titles are not in alphabetical order by author, as the ceiling slants down and this space only fits smaller books.
I will continue the series with the other shelves in my home.
Have you read any of these?
I’ve only read The Pearl – so long ago. But, I remember liking it. I have Miss Pettigrew, but haven’t read it yet. I’ve never read Dorothy Whipple – would you recommend her?
Yes, I would recommend Whipple! I wrote my master’s thesis about her book The Priory and I think she deserves more recognition that she has gotten. Her books are really fun!
Gosh, just in the last few months I read They Knew Mr. Knight, Greenbanks, and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. I haven’t reviewed Mr. Knight or Miss Pettigrew yet!
I knew you had been reading your way through her books. I hope you have enjoyed them! Have you read Because of the Lockwoods yet?
No, I haven’t! Don’t even have that one on my radar. Have you read it?
Yes! I loved it. I wrote a paper about it. 🙂 I should share that!
That’s a good idea.
Ah, The Pearl overlaps with my shelf.
I think The Pearl was my very first John Steinbeck. 🙂
I really must reread The Pearl! It’s been 45 years. Yikes! Time flies when you’re havin’ fun! 🙂 I love your I Love Lucy post! I can imagine learning more about her and Desi is definitely rewarding! The Hundred Secret Senses has been recommended to me but I’ve not gotten to it yet, though I do own it! 😀
Yes, Lucy and Desi books are so much fun!
‘The Pearl’ is a Steinbeck novel I have not read. When at school we read ‘The Red Pony’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’. I love to see posts of bookshelves. 🙂
The Pearl is comparable to the two you’ve already read, in terms of difficulty and length. You might like it!
Well, if you liked the other two. I honestly prefer Steinbeck’s longer novels. His masterpieces. 🙂
I read Pearl and thought it was better than Cannery Row but no Of Mice and Men
Oh, I really liked Cannery Row, but it definitely has a more comic feel.
I love those little Steinbeck novellas! Have you read Tortilla Flats? Also a good one (and Of Mice and Men is a must, though you’ve probably read it already). If you want to have more fun with books, check out my scene re-creations over at aliteralinterpretation.wordpress.com You won’t regret it!
Yes, I have read both of those. I don’t think I can read a Steinbeck and not enjoy it!
Dorothy Whipple’s ‘They were Sisters’ is a brilliant book. I’m slowly becoming a Persephone books fan. 🙂
Persephone is pretty great! I’m so glad they have taken the time to introduce us all to some great female (and male) authors.
Agreed. And the Persephone book shop is lovely to visit too.
I’ve read Miss Pettigrew, it was lovely. Sweet while very forward thinking.
Exactly. Great description of that book. So sweet and fun.
I just went through this blog today! Greeeaat Work!