Monday, November 24, 2008

Body Parts

I am currently engrossed in a book by Hermione Lee titled, "Body Parts - Essays on Life-Writing". This book composed of a number of essays gives a valuable insight into the life and work of a biographer. Biographies are one of my favourite genres so I am hooked and intrigued. Lee wrote the definitive biography on Virginia Woolf. I thoroughly enjoyed that book, so it is a real delight to read Body Parts. Lee covers some of the important relationships in literature such as: the relation of biography to fiction, the exploration of writer's lives in connection with their works and the new and changing ways in which biographies, diaries, autobiographies and memoirs are handled. This is a must read if you have any interest in life writing. DK

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Love Libraries

Three Cheers for the Gosforth Library. I have finally got here and it is great. A new library which also gives you 2 hours a day of free Internet access - is that awesome, or what? So now I'm off to get my 10 books for the month, but something tells me I will be back quicker than that. Keep Well DK

Friday, November 7, 2008

Barchester Towers Rules

I have just finished this excellent book, and it was a very satisfying ending. All the loose ends were tied up well and I will have to go to the library tomorrow and pick up another one of his books. Its raining so reading will certainly be on the cards.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Rain Didn't Come!!

Well the promised rain didn't come, but guess what? I spent the weekend reading anyway. I am motoring through The Book Thief. This book is unusual but very readable. I have nearly finished Barchester Towers and it is a ripping yarn. I'm still waiting to see if Mr Slope gets his come-uppance. All will be revealed tonight. Keep Reading DK