Book Club: Let’s Talk About Books, Baby

With love and thanks to Sally and Anne, our Book Club is now two years old. We began in April 2012 and we have 23 books (we took two months over one very long one!) under our belts. Our authors have included Elizabeth George, Marina Lewycka, Anne Tyler, Hilary Mantel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Emma Donoghue, Viktor Frankl, S.J. Watson, Leo Tolstoy, Jonas Jonasson, Adam Haslett, Caitlin Moran, Anne Lamott, Taiye Selasi, Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Khaled Hosseini, Donal Ryan, Eleanor Catton, Kate Atkinson, Colm Toibin and Susan Hill. I’ve read sixteen books I would not have done otherwise […]

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Reading is One of the Great Joys of my Life

Today is a beautiful sunny day, the sort which inspires drying your laundry outside in the garden. Yesterday was lovely too. Aren’t we lucky to have enjoyed two consecutive sunny days in March, and on a weekend? It would be a crime to spend today reading, but that’s precisely what I intend to do although I might do a little of it in a chair in my garden. It’s a day for cleaning the windows really, but this month’s book club read is the rather gripping whodunit by Susan Hill called The Various Haunts of Men and it makes me […]

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