Saturday, 9 July 2011

Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany

Happy weekend everyone, hope you've got something fun planned - and that you're reading something good. It's been a while since I did a Weekend Miscellany, and there's no time like the present.

1.) The book - is A William Maxwell Portrait - a collection of personal essays written about William Maxwell and his writings. It was published in 2004, but arrived at my house this week. Does anybody know anything else about this?

2.) The link - is an amusing video called 'book librarian' sent to me by a colleague - enjoy!

3.) The blog posts - are a few book reviews you'll probably want to see, if you haven't already: Lyn on Fanny Burney's Evelina, Nicola on Rebecca West's The Fountain Overflows, and Tanya on Nicola Humble's Culinary Pleasures.


  1. Funny thing, I just got the William Maxwell book because I loved So Long See You Tomorrow and the book of letters with Eudora Welty (What There Is To Say We Have Said). I dipped in and it looks good, but I didnt want to read him all up so quickly so have been saving it...interested to see what you think. Susan E

  2. Maybe you ll prompt me to pull it back out, (sorry, I'm struggling with this keyboard). Susan E

  3. Medieval Helpdesk - Christmas Cracker this year? It could have legs!

  4. RE: 1) I know it just went on my wishlist...

  5. Cute clip! Thanks for providing an amusing distraction from my domestic duties. Back to work...

  6. Aw thanks for the namecheck Simon, after three years of blogging I still get a thrill when I'm mentioned on other blogs!

  7. I am now so very intrigued by the Maxwell book. I'm in love with the cover alone.

  8. I recommend the Maxwell Portrait book with great enthusiasm. He was an extraordinary human being, a generous man,who loved and was much loved by so many people. To read the accounts of his friends is a great pleasure. I particularly liked the account of the friend who came and read to him, helping him to complete a final re-reading of War and Peace just before he died.


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