Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beating the Block

I usually have around 20 books that I am reading. No problem as I love reading, but every so often I get readers block where I don't want to read at all. The cure is usually, believe it or not, to start reading a book that is mind candy, usually a mystery or thriller. Such books don't draw on to much mental juice and gives your brain a rest.

Proust is a heavy read and some light relief gives me the energy to grind on with my Proustian pursuit.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Proust Marathon

Reading through Proust's opus is like doing an intellectual marathon. I picked up Volume 2 again last night and started reading again. I will get there.. I will...won't I?

PS I did have now picked it up to read 3 days in a row.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The New iPad is great for reading on

My lovely daughter bought me an iPad3 sweet girl that she is. Works well with my tired old eyes. But I am writing this on my iPhone as aforesaid daughter is trying out the iPad...

Will give it a real test drive tomorrow.

Monday, April 9, 2012

In Tearing Haste

I really enjoy reading collections of letters. It is now a list art form that I cannot see being replaced by email exchanges.

In Tearing Haste is a collection of letters between Deborah Devonshire (of Chatsworth fame) and Patrick Leigh Fermor the WW2 hero in Crete.

The letters are enlightening and cover a fascinating period of history. It is a glimpse into a lifestyle that very few of us will ever directly experience.

Highly Recommended.