Leigh's Reading List
During the winter of 1940-41, he & Katharine read Little Women aloud. Andy called it their after-dinner mint.
-- The Story of Charlotte's Web,
I write this to you in bed, way past an after-dinner mint time, but not too much later than a before-bed bit of chocolate time. I've been trying to track down a quote to share with you from Edith Wharton, in which she talks about realizing as a small girl that the world of a book existed when she shut the covers, and it remained intact, waiting for her return. I can't find the quote, and now I wonder, was it Vivian Gornick? I'm not entirely sure! Either way, the sentiment is one that I did not invent, but rely on. Things feel better - not perfect, not solved, not easier - but better, when there is another world, an after-dinner mint, waiting.
And here are some of my favorite places to buy books!
What have you been reading recently, kittens?
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