Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Winter Watching&Reading

I suppose it's the gloriously gloomy weather, the short dark days, the snap frozen nights that's provoked me into finding new ways to hunker down. My current favorite is going to bed early with my Mac and watching a movie over a number of nights...right now it's Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady. It's appropriate in a way because most of the performances (what a cast!) seem to be clipped, restrained and cool. Em doesn't watch - but enjoys the sensation of falling asleep at the movies...
Stacked beside my bed is an odd mix: Atonement by Ian McEwan (because I meant to read it three years ago), 5000 Spells (because it's the sort book that would have turned up in a Buffy episode), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver about eating ethically (loving it so far) and dipping into Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard - it's so good I refuse to ever finish it - I just nibble at it.


African Kelli said...

Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite. She is so wonderful! I hope you love the book.

limegreenspyda said...

i highly recommend alice thomas ellis' (anna haycraft) fish, flesh and good red herring. it's a book i am savouring slowly, reluctant to finish too soon!

have a good winter of warm soups and filling stews.

Some Books I've Really Enjoyed

  • Apples For Jam by Tessa Kiros
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion
  • The Bell Jar by Syliva Plath
  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • Stasiland by Anna Funder

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