It’s set to be another chilly, rainy UK summer weekend (sob, sob, sob). BUT surely the rain is excuse enough to lie in bed with coffee, toast and a couple of good reads? I’ve spent far too long reading the internet this week, so I’ve put down three of the best bits that I’ve seen here.
Last week I wolfed down two books by the Colm Tóibín.
I picked up The South from my mum’s bookshelf without knowing much about the author or the story. I literally could not put this book down.
When was the last time that you read a book that you struggled to get out of your head? When you read as slow as you possibly could when nearing the end to make the book last longer? When, on finishing the book, you struggled for a few weeks trying to find something to live up to the story you’d just devoured?
This is exactly how I felt after reading Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels. The set of four novels, starting with My Brilliant Friend, recounts the story of Elena Greco and her turbulent friendship with Lila Cerullo.
I’m kind of addicted to starting blogs. In 2015 I started around 5 blogs and stuck with each of them for about one to two months. (I think one stretched to three months, which was definitely a record for me.)