What I’m Reading/In the Book Review


What am I reading? I haven’t got a clue. I certainly haven’t read anything in the past couple of days, which have been given over to housework and running errands. It was in the process of clearing off a shelf of back issues of Granta that I came across Richard Ford’s 1992 novella, The Womanizer, which I did read the other night, in one sitting, before, fearfully wakeful, going to bed resolved to think about nothing else until I fell asleep (a stunt that, amazingly, worked). I am still plowing through the same old pile: Blanning on Europe, Lilla on God and the West, and Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book, which is indeed, as Maureen Freeley writes in the afterword to her translation, the “cauldron” from which his later work comes.

As for this week’s Book Review:

Sir Noël’s Epistles.

2 Responses to “What I’m Reading/In the Book Review

  1. George says:

    And, just where is Colin Wells with Sailing from Byzantium, as I recall you said that you had it but hadn’t read it yet. Has it fallen off the stack? Let’s not talk about housework, please, I have fifteen hundred square feet to vacuum and carpet clean by Friday. And, I’m on vacation? Really!

  2. Praveena says:

    Hello,I am writting to you to say that your book reeviw is amazing. I would have never written one like this, you are a very talented girl/boy I have never heard of this book before. I would love to find out if she finds her true mum (please can you get back to me on my comment. Have you heard of a book called War Horse by Micheal Morpurgo he inspires with my reading and writting. From your blogging friend,Eleanor.