The Pages Turned blog picked up a story from theguardian a month or so ago called New Reads: Methods of Discovery by Anna Baddeley. I liked the idea of tracing back to where you heard about the book so I posted about it.
And now I want to do it again.
Both dovegreyreader and Random Jottings are always good sources for books I know I'll like. I encountered a review of James Long's Ferney at the former not too long ago. And I've been reading three books mentioned by the latter.
The Great Charles Dickens Scandal came yesterday and I'm going to begin reading it today. That one was mentioned by Elaine on Random.
Two other books, Dear Governess, a collection of letters from Edith Wharton to her governess/chaperone/companion/secretary Anna Bahlmann, which I zipped through recently, and Victorian Bloomsbury, which I haven't had a chance to begin reading yet, came from Random.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane, a novel of the Boston underworld in the 1920s, is being saved for a rainy day. I know I'm going to love it as I've loved all the previous Lehane novels. I heard about that from the New York Times Book Review. The same for Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue.
Dante's Inferno I had heard of, but I didn't think I wanted to read it again until I learned that my pal, Laurel, is leading a discussion of it on the Goodreads group, Classics and the Western Canon. Click on the link and you can join in. We begin the discussion on 31 October.