Books I'm Reading VII

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (for the CompuServe book group)
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (3rd reread)
The Jerusalem Bible (rereading Matthew)
Stoics and Sceptics by Edwyn Bevan (halfway through)
Tales Before Tolkien short stories (almost finished)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (ditto)
Der Ruf der Trommel (Drums of Autumn) by Diana Gabaldon (reading at intervals)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (ditto)
The Divine Comedy: Hell by Dante (ditto)
Australian Short Stories (ditto)

Finished Books
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays by George Orwell
The Naked Chef Takes Off by Jamie Oliver
The Clicking of Cuthbert by P. G. Wodehouse
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz
Christian Behaviour by C S Lewis
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (3rd reread)
The Temple of Diana at Ephesus by Falkener from 1865
The Heart of A Peacock by Emily Carr
Claudius the God
I, Claudius
Heretics by G. K. Chesterton
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (see review in next post)
Ms Zephyr's Notebook by kc dyer
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Cook with Jamie Oliver
The Spymaster's Lady by Jo Bourne
The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Hammond and Scull
Growing Pains, the autobiography of Emily Carr
The Return of the King (reread)
Jesus of Nazareth
Short Stories of Ian Rankin (read the first story only)
Wet Magic by E Nesbit
Panorama of the Classical World (skimmed)
Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
The Romans, their Daily Life and Customs (skimmed)
Medina, Maiden of Ephesus
Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates by Jean Little
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
Five Red Herrings by Dorothy Sayers
The House of All Sorts by Emily Carr
Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles short stories


How can you read so many books at once?!
Deniz Bevan said…
I don't know, except that I've always done it that way. I read one book on the train, one in the living room and four or five at night. For instance, Friday night I was reading Dragonfly in Amber, then I went to bed and read The Bible, Stoics and Sceptics, and Pause, about ten pages each. Then Saturday I had a nice lie-in and finished The Heart of A Peacock (last ten pages), the Clicking of Cuthbert (last two short stories) and Claudius the God (about 100 pages) and later in the day I read Decline of the English Murder (skipping the essays I'd already read before, off the internet). And some more of Dragonfly in Amber.
Now I'm on a bit of a break, reading only Gilead on the train (so I can finish it by the time the book group discussions start)and probably Dragonfly in Amber cos it's such a great book (all the others that I'm in the middle of are mostly slow-going so I don't read them for days at a time). I'll probably start a new batch of 3 or 4 this week, possibly another Emily Carr, a collection of Roald Dahl short stories and maybe Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson. There are way too many in the To Be Read pile, sometimes it gets daunting... Oh, and I'm trying to read another Turkish one, I'll have to add it to the list...
Yikes! I usually read two or three books at once, but you take the prize! LOL


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