I feel that I’ve been neglecting the blog recently. So I am making a concerted effort to add more random, meandering and probably inarticulate gabblings – is that even a word? If not, it should be!
Gabblings. I like it!
Anyway, by way of a return, I thought I’d share my most recent purchases:
It is expensive – and Waterstones is not the cheapest book shop in the world! – but I’m lucky that my birthday falls where it does!
Colm Tóibín’s Testament of Mary looks interesting, focussing on the humanity of Mary as in mother-of-Jesus.
The Tale For The Time Being has an intriguing front cover and I know nothing about Ruth Ozeki! In all honesty, this and Tóibín were both paperbacks and buy-one-get-one-half-price!
Crace is the one that appeals most from the blurbs. I’m anticipating a thunderously heavy atmospheric novel. The blurb reads thusly:
“As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders – two men and a dangerously magnetic woman – arrives on the woodland borders and puts up a makeshift camp. That same night, the local manor house is set on fire”