Books

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Books

Since becoming unemployed I've applied for a lot of jobs, wrangled with the job centre, read quite a lot of library books, done some drawings (more of that later), tried and failed to do a sour dough bread starter and started freaking out about applying for a masters. Here's some of the books I've been reading or re-reading. Brief descriptions only, because I'm not particularly in the mood for writing.... Read More...

Book Nook

I've got a book nook on the landing up to my room. I organised all the books by colour. The penguins classics etc are on the other bookshelf because they have boring black/silver spines. A pity, because my favourites are mostly amongst those. I got the poncho/blanket thing at the last Sue Ryder sale I went to. I think it's pretty much what you'd get if you asked someone's nan to knit you an Irish superhero outfit.... Read More...
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Lady into fox

I'm off work with a stomach bug today, I've been under the weather all this week. This morning I read Lady into Fox by David Garnett. He's one of the Bloomsbury set who isn't really famous (apart from the indignity of having a less popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on one of his books). The book was brilliant, about a bourgeois 1880s country couple and their life after the wife suddenly turns into a fox. Right now I'm doing lots of laundry, writing about Roman emperors, and working out what bland food I can have for lunch.... Read More...