I should be doing book reviews. That is the point of my blog, to talk about books. Last count, about 15 books to review.
I could talk about 2 books I just bought, one recommended by *Nick* Hornby. Field Notes of a Catastrophe, by Elizabeth Kolbert, hurray! and How I Write, by Janet Evanovich.
Or what I've suddenly picked up and started reading - two surprises - Possession by AS Byatt, and because it's too heavy for me to carry around, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman for when I'm travelling, which I am loving so much I've put Possession aside so I can finish it!
But really, I've been under such a strain from work, it's been so unpleasant and uncomfortable for me to be there, that I'm doing what I always do: I'm escaping into books, and just reading.
I think my real problem also is that I very recently read a book I really wanted to like, by an author I do enjoy, and I ended up not being able to completely like or recommend it, and this bothers me. So it's like that haystack: I can take so much, and then one more thing topples the pile. Neverwhere and Possession are cheering me up, though! That, and that I haven't been at work for three days now, I should be able to post properly by tomorrow!
happy reading, everyone!
And to all those doing the 24-hour readathon: congratulations for participating, and I'm cheering you on from up here in Canada!