Who’s Reading What: May 2012 Part 1
31 May, 2012
Ah, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? The past six months have been rather hectic and my blogging sporadic. So thank you all for checking in and reading chasing bawa. I seem to have rediscovered by blogging mojo with the sunshine that has appeared over London. It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics that will be dominating this summer here in Blighty and I am hoping against hope that it’ll be a hot one this year.
And as I have a hankering to know what people around me are reading, here’s Part 1 of what my friends are reading:
♦ A Thorn in their Side: the Hilda Murrell murder by Robert Green – nonfiction about a peace campaigner who died in the 1980s in suspicious circumstances
♦ The Oxford Despoiler and other mysteries from the casebook of Henry St Liver by Gary Dexter – Victorian sexologist mysteries!
♦ Aylesbury, Bolton, Wolverhampton, Hove: a little man and 101 Cardiacs gigs by Adrian Bell
♦ Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson (norse myths) – a re-read
♦ Dipping into The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
♦ Vanity Fair by William Thackeray – giving it another go
♦ The Story of Silbury Hill by Jim Leary and David Field – archaeology, and the history of the archaeological excavations at Silbury Hill
♦ Dhalgren by Samuel Delany
♦ The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
A varied and interesting list, n’est ce pas? I haven’t read any of the titles above except for dipping into the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon and I think I’ve been meaning to read The Golden Notebook for ages too. And since I’ve heard so much about Samuel Delaney, I really must check him out. What about you?