Thursday, March 06, 2008


It's time for a new book. I finished A Confederacy of Dunces a while ago and really loved the way the characters were drawn. In fact, I must be careful as I do tend to get so engrossed in a book that I take on aspects of the characters themselves. This will only make sense if you've read the book; but when I found my local, usually lovely and quiet cafe full of yummy mummies (loudly discussing breast pumps) and their screaming babies, the thought that came was; "This cacophony of howling infants is interminable." Hello, I am Ignatius J. Reilly.

And Oh! Lily Bart, poor Lily Bart. The House of Mirth swept me up into the sad story of Lily Bart to such an extent that her presence is still with me two months later. Yes, I know she is a fictional character in a book written over 100 years ago.
I am but a sensitive flower.

So I don't know what I'll read next from all your amazing recommendations. Perhaps The History of Love, since two of my favourite blogeuses tipped me off on that one. Several narrators, that's a good sign. There'll be less chance of character overlap.

I want to say a big thank you to Jo who not only gave me a copy of Domino magazine but also a fantastic huge metal letter A for my collection AND a copy of Danish Bolig magazine which I'd mentioned as well. And to Paola for including me in her You Make My Day. (My picks are here)

What I did to deserve such lovely readers I will never know...

{the photo is a photo I took of a photo in Madrid. I couldn't make out the photographer's name but I love it - the girl is reading Freud at the bus stop}

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more-- you are simply not deserving- hand over the letter A, the domino and Bolig magazines and we'll speak of this no more--