My Reading Pile
As I mentioned before this August I am looking forward to be one of two guest authors at a reading week in the Languedoc organised by 7 day wonder holidays. The other author is Jane Rogers, who has written many books including MR WROE'S VIRGINS - the screen play as well as the novel - something I remember it quite vividly although it was on TV quite a few years ago now. So I have bought this novel, as well as her latest, THE VOYAGE HOME and the one she is going to discuss during the week, ISLAND. I have taken a peek at the first page of THE VOYAGE HOME and felt myself getting immediately absorbed, but have put it down again - determined to keep it as a treat for later.
Apart from that the other books lined up are AUSTERLITZ by WG Sebold, WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte, NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro with 26a by Diana Evans, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain and PATCHWORK PLANET by Anne Tyler in an 'extras' list. These have joined my reading pile...
On the top of the pile is HOPE AND HEARTBREAK by Russell Davies which I am half-way through - just to complete the research on my current novel. Next are a series of short story anthologies because next on my to do list is a short story or two, then I am going to start research on my next novel ready to go down to Oxford in June. I usually have at least two books on the go at once and intend to review each one as I finish.
Ah, so many books, and I am such a slow reader - and I am going to a book launch in Liverpool tonight - an anthology of short stories by David Evans whose first novel I loved so much last year...Still, it is all good stuff and I think I am very lucky to be able to spend so much time doing what I love.