Unfortunately, the only depth in the story was the deep, deep, snow that blanketed the lodge.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
Chemistry is one of those books that come wrapped in a wry, quirky package, but underneath it all is a story deep and, oddly, poignant. A great read for anyone, not just doctoral students or women, but I think those groups will find it hits home a little harder.
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
The book is more character study than anything else, and though I don't always enjoys those sorts of books, I did this one.
Here's a list of fall-themed, fall-inspired, or cozy fall reading books. Fall in love with these books, and may the forest be with you.
A wonderful introductory textbook on cognitive neuroscience.
A spooky graphic novel with minimalist illustrations that are symbolic of depression.
For November, I'll be reading through Middle Eastern-themed fiction, including a few I've read before, but loved.