Maybe because I was slipping away into the comfortable, undemanding
arms of magazines, she gave me a brand new bookmark from ifaw.
Now all you have to do is find a book to put it in, she said.
It’s like someone buys you a pair of slippers for your birthday,
you’ve got to get a dressing gown to go with them, and then a box of cigars
and a bottle of tawny port like an English gentleman to get you through
the evening and a cozy murder mystery to curl up with before the fire
& suddenly I knew what type of novel I wanted.
- what book have you got .lined up to read?
- do you smoke cigars, drink tawny port and curl up before the fire of a winter evening?