“‘I’ll be careful; but everybody does eat lots, and I like it better than being moderate,’ said Stuffy, who leaned to the popular belief that Thanksgiving must be kept by coming as near apoplexy as possible, and escaping with merely a fit of indigestion or a headache.”
I’d have gone for Jane Austen if I weren’t convinced she’d just have a soft-boiled egg and leave early.
Emma Thompson on who she’d invite to a literary dinner party, in the September 23rd issue of The New York Times Book Review.
It’s a summer Friday and one of the first truly summery weekends NYC has had, which means we are OUTTA HERE, but not before sharing with you what is (in this humble person’s opinion) one of the best covers Penguin Classics has yet to put out. Illustrated by the inimitable Ross MacDonald.
We all know you’re going to see The Avengers for the 30th time this weekend, so why not bring along some reading material while you wait for the movie to start?
PS: check the introducer. RIGHT??!? Ahh!!
“Quite simply the best single accounting of Classical mythology you will find.” – Rick Riordan