Go contentedly: saying goodbye to Brother Cadfael

For the past almost five years, I’ve been making my way through Ellis Peters’s Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. A month or so ago, I read the last full novel in the series, Brother Cadfael’s Penance; and a couple weeks ago, I completed a collection of three stories: A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael….

This is not a summer reading plan

As the post title indicates, what follows is not, emphatically not, a summer reading plan–and not because it’s already August and the dread scent of winter is already, somehow, on the air. I do not believe in summer reading as distinguished from other seasonal expressions of reading; I categorically deny its existence in my life….