After reading an excellent new blog by Caroline (in U.K.), (www.bookword.co.uk) where she shared notes on books in her book pile and how she came by them, I was reminded about one of the reasons I began this blog - and it was to talk about books I was reading. So, here, pictured, is MY current book pile.
Having just been on holidays, I have not only read more books than usual, but have accrued quite a few more as well. Holiday reading included the two John Grogan books: "Marley and Me" and "The Longest Trip Home". Easy and relaxing reads, both bought for me by my son (in UK, where books are cheaper!). Then I read Robert Drew's "Monte Bello", which I had given to my son..
Browsing in a second-hand book shop in Queensland (where I was holidaying) I found a copy of Debra Byrne's memoir, "Not Quite Ripe", which was an interesting, though worrying book to read - and I praise her courage for writing it. I have started on the two books given to me by my daughter. They are "Law, Love and Life" by Michael Kirby (love him!) and "The Lady and the Peacock", Peter Popham's book on Aung San Suu Kyi. Both of these are fairly heavy books (in more ways than one) and I have decided to wait until the holiday spirit has left me before I get "stuck into them", and really appreciate some excellent and informative works.
Currently, I am reading (as usual, two books at a time!) Oliver Sacks's, "The Mind's Eye" (I enjoyed "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat") and Phillip Adams's "Bedtime Stories", tales from his time as broadcaster of "Late Night Live".
These two books do not appear in the pic. of my book pile as they were hiding on a side table by my reading chair. I will put a pic. of those in my next blog, where I will continue to disclose what else is in my current pile of books and even how they came to be there.
PS: I cannot imagine what life would be like without a couple of (commodious) book shelves and a "pile of books" - and yet I am only too aware of houses that have neither.
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