Because my reach exceeds my grasp and I have a rich fantasy life. Every chair in the house has a stack of books, cozy blanket and reading glasses adjacent. An eccentric list of things driven as much by an urge towards cultural & not-really-cultural literacy and, only incidentally, quality in no particular order.




A New Leaf

The Stunt Man

Love Story

A Face in the Crowd

Local Hero

Any Nichols and May


Get Shorty 




Original Newhart show

Mary Tyler Moore


My Mother the Car (only one) 

Car 54


From Ciao Domenica on June 25, 2013:

The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield

Merry Hall, Down The Garden Path and other books by Beverley Nichols

Mapp and Lucia series of novels by E.F. Benson

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

 To the North by Elizabeth Bowen

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles