- The Portable Dorothy Parker - Her Nibs. I bought this mostly because it’s on the Rory Gilmore reading list. I am awfully fond of the idea of Dorothy Parker, but I’ve never read much by her (with the exception of that poem). So far, much as expected. Very zeitgeisty, not so sure how well it’s travelled. But still, think of the Algonquin.
- Katherine Mansfield - biography by Kathleen Jones. This was lent to me by Mon, after an exhibition opening at Katherine Mansfield Birthplace where she volunteers. A veritable tome, I am yet to crack open the covers. Again, I’m fond of the idea of KM, if not so much her actual work.
- Learned Optimism - Martin E. Seligman. Not really bed time reading, this book has been sitting idle by my bedside for some time now. Eventually I need to return it to the work library so I guess I should get on to finishing it. *thumb twiddle*
On the reader
- Middlemarch - George Eliot. This is not a great book for dipping in and out of at lunch times, because I need to become accustomed to the style before I’m really enjoying myself. I should probably read this in the evening and read something lighter at lunch time. Anything by Philippa Gregory? Or Jilly Cooper?
- Postcards - E. Annie Proulx. Bleak, Americana, A++.