From NPR: “What Does Your Summer Reading Say About You?”
That I listen to Librivox, that’s what. I have been a Librivox fan since I first stumbled across the site sometime around 2005, when there was just a handful of recordings, one of which was my beloved Henry James’ An International Episode. I am not necessarily a fan of the “come one come all” approach — quite frankly, some readers (bless their hearts) really ought to reconsider . . . . On the other hand, there are some truly wonderful recordings: I will listen to pretty much anything from Ruth Golding, Nicholas Clifford, or Lee Ann Howlett. Isn’t it great that what they like to read, I like to listen? 🙂
A few weeks ago I discovered Lanoe Falconer via a Librivox recording of The Hotel d’Angleterre and Other Stories :Her real name was Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908). The blurred picture of her on the back cover shows an unsmiling woman dressed fairly elaborately in the style of the late-Victorian era, but despite her prim look, I thought she had a sense of humor . . . . From the editor, Peter Rowland:
“[She] is remembered today primarily as the author of two best-selling novellas (Mademoiselle Ixe and Cecilia de Noël), five brilliant short stories (published under the title Hôtel d’Angleterre) and a slim volume of wonderful reminiscences entitled Old Hampshire Vignettes.”
Some stories are more wonderful than others — and yes, she did indeed have a sense of humor!
CSA Week 5: frisee, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas, harukei turnips, eggs
Week 5 recipes: warm frisee salad with lemon maple dressing, chard and eggs baked on bed of croutons, mashed turnips and potatoes with turnip greens and onions
CSA Week 6: spinach, kohlrabi, baby kale, summer squashes, scapes, strawberries, eggs
Week 6 recipes: spinach/tomatoes/scapes French-style omelette, warm kohlrabi salad with smoked chorizo sausages, warm kale and olives salad, cous cous salad with summer squashes, nuts, and raisins
CSA Week 7: Patriotic Blueberry/Strawberry Pie from our bread share!