Weeklong Reading: Alain de Botton and Kate Atkinson

It would be unkind to share the details of our Week Away. The surroundings were so luxurious, the activities so healthy and improving, the hosts so accommodating and amusing that readers would become maddened with envy and do damage to themselves.  When we were not eating, improving ourselves, sailing, or sleeping with the windows open we were reading Started Early, Took My Dog, Kate Atkinson’s latest but our first, recommended by Portia and quite excellent.  We will have the Collector assure that the Library buys everything the woman has ever written.  We also read The Art of Travel, The Architecture of Happiness, and A Week at the Airport by Alain De Botton.  It was our first exposure to the extremely clever author whom we had perhaps unconsciously avoided since the name sounds, to our Midwestern ear, fruity.  But we’re sold.  We’ll read everything he’s ever written.

-Nemo Wolfe

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  1. […] the Botton binge we started in Chautauqua, we this week finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.  We liked it every bit as much […]

  2. […] Kate Atkinson, as we have said, is a remarkably fine and funny crime […]


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