Sunday, February 20, 2011
What I've been reading
I've been struggling to get into "Committed" by Elizabeth Gilbert and eventually gave up to try something else. I'm the kind of person that feels bad about starting a new thing if I haven't finished the last so hadn't picked up anything else for a while. I'm also fairly careful about my reading as I get the teensiest bit obsessed... I forget to go to bed, forget to feed the children etc. Having 5x Baby-brain hasn't helped my situation and I find it hard to find books that I read and don't feel like I've just wasted a day of my life on, or that are so complicated and award-worthy that I feel like a complete failure for not seeing all the clever twists and turns!
So in the last 2 weeks I have managed to read 5 books, 2 I loved, 2 I enjoyed and 1 - hmmm.
Before that was Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (author of The Girl with a Pearl Earring) set at the beginning of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria. It follows 2 girls as they grow up in this new era of change in London, new roles for women, looking back and looking forwards.
I was wondering what to read next when I caught sight of Pride and Prejudice on the top shelf. I thought I should go back and revisit the classics only to get it down, start reading and realise I have never actually read it! I did English for A-level and read like a crazy lady from then until I had the children, and I'm still not sure how that one slipped through! I'm on chapter 6 so far and I'm loving Mr Bennett!
Well I would love to hear your recommendations for what to read next - I'm thinking The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, but I really must get cracking on Miss M's blanket!