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

  1. 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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  2. Just finished My Cousin Rachel. Currently reading Paradise Lost, and listening to the complete works of Sherlock Holmes, with awesome narrator Simon Prebble. I’m now in the collection: The Return of SH

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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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