One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…

I’m quite tired after coordinating cooking for an Alpha course my church is running, and all sorts of other busy activities over the past week, so shall sideline worthier posts and instead do a little this-book-that-book-this-book-that-book sort of post that I hope you’ll copy on your own blogs. A quick bit of fun…

1.) The book I’m currently reading:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – and it is absolutely, stunningly brilliant. I just hope it doesn’t let me down at the end, as The Little Stranger did. So far (about halfway) I am blown away by how clever it is.

2.) The last book I finished:

How Can You Bear to be Human? by Nicolas Bentley – as you might have guessed, I bought this because of the title. Amusing glances at how people behave, with witty (and occasionally relevant) sketches.

3.) The next book I want to read:

Wise Children by Angela Carter – in an email discussion with Claire (aka Paperback Reader) today, I realised how much I want to read this, and how shameful it is that I’ve not read anything by Carter yet.

4.) The last book I bought:

The Sundial by Shirley Jackson – I’ve wanted to read this for a while, but finding Jenny’s review from last November pushed me over the edge, and I paid a nastily high amount to get this shipped across the Atlantic.

5.) The last book I was given:

The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield – lovely Thomas (My Porch) knows I collect different editions of this wonderful book, and so very kindly gave me this beautiful edition – which makes it my sixth!

Let me know if you decide to post your five! Hope you do…

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