On the sidebar I’ve listed some books that I’m currently reading. This isn’t quite accurate as I have more books that I’ve started but stopped – not abandoned, as I do want to carry on reading them. I just haven’t got round to it yet. I thought that if I list them here it might give me that little push to start them again or at least put them in line to be read next. These are:
Dead Language, by Peter Rushforth.
I started this ages ago (it was a Christmas present in 2006!). I’d read and enjoyed Pinkerton’s Sister and this was Peter Rushforth’s next novel – he died in 2005 before it was published. I stopped reading it because of its size – it’s too heavy to read in bed and it’s very long.
Author, Author by David Lodge
I bought this at the library sale because I’ve read and enjoyed other books by David Lodge. I was waiting to read this after I’d read The Year of Henry James, David Lodge’s account of writing Author, Author.
W. Somerset Maugham Collection
This is a library book I borrowed after reading The Moon and Sixpence. I’ve started Cakes and Ale. Again the reason I stopped reading is the size and weight of the book. I’ve been able to renew it a few times.
Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
I’ve borrowed this from the library after Tara wrote that she’d enjoyed it. I’d just read Todd’s Mr Blossom’s Shop, but I think this will be a bit different. I’ve only read the first few pages. I keep renewing this; fortunately no one else has reserved it. Then again if they had I’d probably have made more of an effort to carry on reading it
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
This is the true story of Ron Williamson who was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Again I’ve only started it but I don’t feel quite in the right frame of mind just now to carry on reading it.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I feel really bad about this one, as I’ve read a big chunk of it. I was reading it in bed but the font is so small I was finding it hard to read. So I took it downstairs and then got involved in reading other books. I must put this to the top of the pile to read next.
There are more books I’ve started but I can’t list them now as it’s nearly time for Heroes, which is another reason I’m not reading these books.