I’m still here! I’m around. Just not as frequently and via less apps. (usually ALWAYS on Twitter, if you are looking for me…)
But I need a new cellphone – it has been “hiding” my apps and so they just aren’t available. Meaning no Litsy, which I miss and then I can’t remember passwords and online-life is just too complicated anymore. I miss the old days when blogging was fun and we didn’t have to jump through any hoops to leave comments and even visit!
The image above is from goodreads. (I am on goodreads; often.) I seem to be devouring the free (and short!) audiobooks from Audible. Treasure Island will end up helping me make the Classics 50 in Five Years. I think I have a few more months. (Need to check that.)
Speaking of Classics 50 — I just started the audiobook of Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer.
(I’m on a Penelope kick?)
AND, when I went to goodreads, I couldn’t find it in the editions offerings. So I added it. I love being a gr librarian! Hopefully I did it right and correctly verified that an edition wasn’t already in the catalog.
I added the appropriate image and everything!
Back to my tbr image: the Elizabeth Bowen and the William Golding book were recommended by Penelope Lively. I just finished her Dancing Fish and Ammonites
and it was delightful.
Funny thing is that I have yet to read any fiction (or anything!) by Lively and now I’ve gone and read her memoir.
I’ve done that before — read an author’s memoir or biography before I’ve read any of what made the author an author in the first place. Did that with PD Wodehouse…
I am also reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess because it is handy. I found it on the Take-One-Leave-One bookshelf at my apt complex. I think it is on my Classics 50 list, too? (Really need to go look at that list soon.)
Looking back on what I’ve read lately and would like to recommend, I find I am baffled by what I stated in my last post. I *did* actually read a few books in June. I read The Great Believers (which is two posts ago – look at that, I wrote an actual review.) and I read The Psychology of Time Travel – I liked it a lot and invite you to check it out.
Here’s the pic of the truly latest reads:
Yes to Good Omens (my first Terry Pratchett) and enthusiastic yes for Crazy Rich Asians. The Silent Patient was so-so. I DNF’d The Woman in the Window, Lost Children Archive and Black Leopard,Red Wolf. NOT for all the same reasons, but one applicable reason for all is Too Many Books Not Enough Time.
That said, I hope you have terrific books in your life, the opportunity to eat some great pie and aren’t too stressed about time nor world affairs nor climate/weather, etc. Goodness! Can’t end on a downer! How about some Rhubarb Raspberry Handpies…