Hello, Bookies!

Hi, everyone:

It’s nice to be back. I’m Lygeia Grace, and two years ago I led the discussion on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I had such a good time—and learned so much from you about World War II, the setting of the book—I was delighted when Maura asked if I wanted to return. This month’s book, The Heights, looks to be a little less harrowing, though just as riveting.

In fact, I have to confess, I took a quick peek at the book last week and ended up devouring the first 30 pages. I stopped, of course, since half the fun of this club is reading along with others. But now that we’re almost into November, I no longer have to hold myself back. Let’s plan to read Part 1 and Part 2 by Friday, November 4.

A bit about me before I go: I am the senior editor in the food department, which means that in addition to writing columns like “Things Cooks Know” and editing recipes, I have the enviable job of tasting all the delicious food that comes out of our test kitchen. (The worst thing I can say about it is that some nights I come home very full.) I live with my husband, daughter, and rambunctious puppy in New York City, not so very far from where The Heights takes place.

I’m looking forward to our discussion. My question for you as I sign off is: Where did you get your copy of the book? I’m a fledgling Kindle owner but decided in the end to borrow a copy of the book from the library. I was worried about having trouble flipping between pages if I wanted to go back and find something from an earlier chapter. Do you use the library or are you e-book converts? Or are you one of those people who likes to own every book she reads?

See you next week.