Books for a Very Long Journey VIII
Celebrating 100 Entries
To observe the staggering (or, at least, notable) milestone of one hundred entries in this series—and in keeping with my promise to do so—I have chosen on this occasion to provide a slightly different kind of list. There have been some requests that I leaven the series with a few titles a little less daunting in form, perhaps a little less exotic in provenance, and definitely a little more in the line of “books for reading in a beach-chair.” Well...why not, after all? So here I have tried to confine myself to texts that one can pick up at any time and thoroughly enjoy, without any need to stretch one’s sensibility into new configurations or to refrain from that fourth glass of whisky. (Which reminds me: I must write a list of whiskies at some point.) I have even included five children’s books, and it occurs to me that my failure to have done something of the sort previously is rather odd, given my very real devotion to children’s literature, and my belief that it is an especially honorable and important genre.
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