Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

“Reading (portrait of Edma Morisot).” Berthe Morisot, 1873.

Here’s a space to tell the club what you’re currently reading. You’re welcome to use the comments below.

No pressure, of course! But if you’re feeling social, here’s a space to tell us about your latest classic. As always, you are of course welcome to leave a link to your blog if you prefer to share there.

Twitter hashtag: #ccreadingupdate

– The Club

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45 thoughts on “Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

  1. I just finished listening to How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewelyn. I really enjoyed it! Right now I’m reading The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman on audio (highly recommend for book nerds like me!). I’m trying to figure out what to read next off my bookshelf. I’m thinking either We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen or a reread of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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  2. What a great selection of literature! I’m reading ‘Relativity’ by Albert Einstein. [Am I mad? I hear you ask]
    However, I fear a review might be tricky without the mathematics.

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    • This is excellent. I embarked on a similar journey sometime ago but the progress is snail pace. I got caught up with other Classic reads. All the best in your journey.

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    • Isn’t My Cousin Rachel disturbing? You’re not sure whether to feel sympathy for Rachel or curse her for being a scheming cow! I can’t wait to see how they approach the movie version.

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    • I just downloaded the complete Sherlock Holmes narrated by Stephen Fry! All I’ve read of Holmes is The Hound of the Baskervilles, so I’m excited to read more. I also have been meaning to finish My Cousin Rachel. I started it ages ago so I’ll probably have to start again :-/ Hate when I do that!

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  3. I’m in the midst of several books at the moment: Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (on audio); Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome (on my phone, whenever I have a moment); and two print books: a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; and finally, Marriages Are Made in Bond Street, a delightful nonfiction book about two young women who started a Marriage Bureau business just before WWII.

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  4. No classics at the moment. I’m reading a history of the Russian Revolution, and Colm Toibin’s new one, House of Names, which so far is excellent. And listening to Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves on audio for a little light relief!

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    • Which Russian Revolution book are you reading? I have a thing for that period in time!

      The Colm Toibin is on my wishlist, but have yet to hear/see any reviews for it at all.

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      • A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes, at the moment, which is excellent but massive! But I’m doing a Russian Revolution cahllenge this year, so I’m reading loads of Russian stuff, bith factual and fiction – that’s the plan anyway…

        The Toibin was very good, but not quite as excellent as I hoped it would be from the first section. I’m still mulling over it, but will probably review it next week or the week after.

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  5. After reading When Books Went to War, which is about the pocketbooks that were printed for soldiers during WWII, I hunted down a copy of Rosemary Taylor’s Chicken Every Sunday, which was one of the best-loved and most requested pocketbooks. It’s a bit dated, but great fun.

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    • I loved that book! I remember doing a search afterward for Chicken Every Sunday, though I don’t think I ever requested it from the library. I loved learning about what all the soldiers read.

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    • I haven’t heard about the pocketbooks for war before – interesting story.

      Have you read Vera Brittain’s memoir from this time – Testament of Youth?

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