I haven’t actually finished any books in the week past and am still reading D H Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers alongside Karen Armstrong’s The Bible. These are both Kindle books and am fast discovering that I’d rather hold the Kindle and read than hold a book. I feel very guilty about this but really cannot help myself!
This week’s incomers are:
- Sheila Bridge – How to Feel Good Naked
- Sue Gerhardt – The Selfish Society
- Marc Fitten – Valeria’s Last Stand
- Karen Armstrong – Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
My card-index system wasn’t really working for me so I’ve started to put my collection back on LibraryThing. This will be a slow process. But it does give me the opportunity to cull and will help me avoid duplicates in the collection. I’m thinking I may take the order books are entered into the database for the order in which I will read although obviously library books and review copies will come first (along with anything I feel I really need to read right away – like Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life!)
The plan for the week ahead is a lot of studying as I’ve fallen behind (for personal reasons) but I’d like to finish Sons and Lovers. I’m enjoying it up to a point but there are lots of characters I really don’t like and, as this group includes the main protagonist, it’s not an easy read. The descriptive passages are beautiful and I’m intrigued by some of the religious concepts Lawrence has introduced and that’s enough to keep me going. I’m about half way through but it’s all taking a lot longer than I expected. I think I prefer Lawrence the poet to Lawrence the novelist.