Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Reading: The Rules of Civility

Hi all, how was the weekend? Ours was full and fun, but I still managed to steal away for a moment here and there to finish my latest favorite book -- The Rules of Civility, by Armor Towles.

Following it's plucky heroine, Katey Kontent, up and down the streets of 1938 New York--from the 21 Club, to Bendels, to the King Cole bar and a few seedy dives in between--is the perfect way to get away from it all -- even if you don't go any farther than your own backyard.

I found myself devouring it like I would a favorite box of sweets, unable to stop gobbling through the pages -- until I found myself almost finished so then tried to slowly savor them one by one-- and I still ate it up far too fast.

Photos from British Homes and Gardens 

I thought about starting something new, but found I wasn't quite ready to leave Katey and her pals behind. So I flipped back to page one to renew our acquaintance.

Is there anything more delicious that a great summer read? What's been your favorite book of the summer?



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