This meme has been going around the blogosphere for the past few weeks and I think it’s a fun way of bringing several books to one’s readers’ attention at once. Rather like browsing in a bookshop, if one doesn’t like the look of one book, then it’s on to the next, with no qualms about having skipped a lengthy review! So I’ve decided to add a spoke of my own to the great wide wheel, in the hope that something you’d never heard of before might catch your eye…
1. The book I am currently reading:
Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart (1955). Technically, I haven’t started it yet, but I’m home alone tonight, so you can fully expect me to knuckle down! This beautiful edition by Hodder and Stoughton is available at the Book Depository.
2. The last book I finished:
3. The next book I want to read:
4. The last book I bought:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery (2006). I will be reading this book in the original French, of course, but because it has been translated into English, I feel no compunction in including it on this blog.
5. The last book I was given:
Charleston, A Bloomsbury House and Garden, by Quention Bell and Virginia Nicholson (1997). This was an early birthday gift from my mother, who was in Paris visiting me last week and who loves spoiling me! I am fascinated by the Bloomsbury Group, and was thrilled to come across this book at W. H. Smith’s on the rue de Rivoli…
What about you? What books have you just read / bought / received?