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Annabel I find I have the first one of the series and shall be embarking on it soon! Definitely a writer to keep up with.
Thanks, Helen. I think I might appreciate Housekeeping more if I re-read it. So far though I think Lila is actually my favourite.
This made me laugh so much -- I too have a new kitten (actually had two, until one of them sadly died, but you don't want to hear that). She is adorable, of course. Our resident cat, Bob, was horrified when they turned up -- I kept them in the downstairs bathroom for a few days and Bob would go and stare through the glass door and growl and hiss. This didn't stop her adoring him and wanting to play with his tail. Now, after nearly three weeks, he occasionally turns round and gives her a brief lick before turning his back again and staring into space. And they can sometimes be seen side by side eating out of the same bowl. So perhaps Mister Puss will one day allow yours to be his friends. Sleeping on your bed a very good sign.
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Janakay, I wasnt all that bowled over by Housekeeping -- certainly not as much as by the other two Ive read. I hope if you do try Lila you will enjoy it as much as I did!
What a shame, Alex. Hope one day you may find yourself able to read it. Sounds like a bit of a quandary!
How boring it would be, Annabel, if we all liked the same things! I can see why she would not be to everyones taste, anyway.
I think you are right, Helen. I've always had a very vague idea about Marx and Engels and actually wasn't that curious to know more about them, but now I have a sense of them as real people, I suspect I might be tempted to explore them further.
Thanks Beth. Im sure youll love it. Yes the cover is great!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea at Harriet Devine's Blog
Im sure youll love it, Annabel.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2015 on Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea at Harriet Devine's Blog
Wow! That is somewhere I've always longed to visit. Great photos.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2015 on A Change of Scenery, Part 1 at A Work in Progress
Sue I think I read The Group ages ago -- maybe time for a re-read (or re-listen?).
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2015 on My (Failed) Holiday Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Well, yes, thats my usual practice too, Kaggsy. But I suppose I was feeling daring? Also of course, Im sure there were books Id have loved on the shelves -- I just made bad choices!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2015 on My (Failed) Holiday Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
I know exactly what you mean Litlove. Theres a part of me that finds it fascinating, though Ive got no desire to apply it in practice. But it sheds an interesting light on the creative process as obviously AC didnt actually plan it this way - there was some strange subliminal stuff going on.
How exciting! I hope you'll be reviewing one or more of these in Shiny New Books!
The only one I've read was Apple Tree Yard, which I thought was brilliant though rather disturbing. I definitely recommend it. I haven't read the de Giovanni but a reviewer for Shiny recently tried a recent book of his and had to stop reading as it was too horrible and disgusting -- and this was a tough bloke, not a nice little sensitive lady! You have been warned!
Yes, I did the half listen half read thing recently with A God in Ruins and it worked really well. Good method!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
So glad you agree Thomas. You make some great points here and sadly all too true.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
I know what you mean Carol. Her biography shows that her later years were rather sad ones - I think this is the last time she was writing on top form.
Go for it Sue. Hope you enjoy!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
I totally think it is Atticus, Carol. I had just re-read TKAH and found no problem with the two characters being the same.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, DP.
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But have you actually read it, James? My point really was that I decided not to make a judgment on the basis of other people's opinions! And no, I haven't read the Melville House posts, but thanks for the info.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
It does indeed.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks -- yes, goodness the third novel -- that will be a thing!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
So glad you agree, Ali, and what an interesting point about TKAM. . Look forward to your review.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog