Books and such

I hardly dare say it, but today it didn’t rain and there was this strange yellow orb hanging in the sky. No doubt it was just an aberration and normal services will return soon – rain and storms are forecast for later in the week again. Very depressing, but I mustn’t grumble as at least we aren’t living in any of the many flooded areas of Scotland and northern England. You can read about storm Desmond here. We had intended going down to Dumfries and Carlisle for a few days before Christmas too, thank goodness I suffer from terminal procrastination otherwise we would probably have been caught up in it all. At least I’ve been getting plenty of reading done.

In the Guardian Review section this week there’s an article you might be interested in if you are into Jane Austen. Is anyone not a fan? – I ask myself. You can read How Jane Austen’s Emma changed the shape of fiction by John Mullan here.

Meanwhile, back at the library I’ve been borrowing these:

Borrowed Library Books

the distance between us by Maggie O’Farrell
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Lonely Skier by Hammond Innes
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Whay Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan

I’ve finished Go Set a Watchman which I swithered about reading but I really enjoyed and have plenty to say about it, soon I hope.

I’m annoyed about the Louise Penny book because it’s one which I somehow missed when I was working my way through the Three Pines series, so it’ll be all out of whack!

2 thoughts on “Books and such

  1. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Go Set a Watchman. I’ve avoided reading reviews, but I couldn’t help seeing that a lot of people were disappointed in it. I’m still going to read it, but it doesn’t feel like a holiday book.

    I’ve had the Mullan book unread for ages. I think Anbolyn has been reading it too – I need to move it up the stacks.

    • Lisa,
      I almost certainly read about the Mullan book on Gudrun’s Tights, I’ve just finished reading it, of course I got it from the library so I had to read it fairly quickly. I’m left wondering what people found disappointing about Go Set a Watchman and I’m glad I didn’t let them put me off reading it.

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