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The Sunday Salon

Another quiet Sunday here, and I’ve spent most of the morning on the couch with a cup of coffee, engrossed in John Meade Falkner’s The Nebuly Coat. Originally published in 1903, it’s a murder mystery of sorts, set in a small English town. My copy is from a company called Valde Books, which publishes rare and out of print titles. I was a little bit apprehensive at first, because the book’s format is a little weird—the margins are unevenly spaced and there are double spaces between paragraphs. But really, in the end that doesn’t matter, because the story is good. Does text font/format matter when you read a book? Or do you not notice?

As for other books I’ve been reading this week, it’s not much; Wolf Hall took up much of the week for me. My review of this Booker-shortlisted novel will be up around the time it’s published in the States, on the 13th. This week I also read The Tangled Thread, the tenth book in the Morland Dynasty series. I do enjoy following the family through English history, but the author sometimes has an annoying habit of stopping the action by having her characters declaim about certain historical events. But nonetheless, the books are enjoyable comfort reading.

What did you read this week?


Anonymous said…
Oh, I notice fonts, unless it's a mass market issue of a book. While I can't name fonts off the top of my head, it definitely enriches the reading experience subtly.
debnance said…
Only if the fonts are very, very small. And, thus, irritating.
Anonymous said…
Weird formatting can get to me. It breaks my concentration.

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