Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
This is a reread. In Jr. High I read every book by Andre Norton that my school library carried, beginning with all of the Witch World/Estcarp books. A portion of this specific book has stuck in my mind since then. Having read past that part, I am going to DNF it for now. I'm happy to have found a vintage 1968 paperback and will keep it on my shelf, but the writing is, this time around, too stiff and the grammar too awkward to continue reading.