Please pardon my lack of blogging. You see, I am so engrossed in the Peter Mayle novel that I’m reading that even though I have tons of photos I haven’t posted them yet. I am also overwhelmed by the tons of photos and don’t know where to begin. Uploading them can be a pain.
Reading is such a wonderful escape from my humdrum life. My life just pales in comparison from the lives of these amazing characters.
Peter Mayle has such a light touch with his words and somehow I always feel so hungry from his gourmet food descriptions. I’m craving for warm French bread with lavender honey and coffee right now. He’s also delightfully witty. You know that charming British wit that seems effortless. A bit like Colin Firth’s Oscar acceptance speech.
I borrowed the book from the library and it’s called ‘Anything Considered’. I love how the books I like are always still on the shelves. I think it’s because they are not the new bestsellers. I can’t believe I took so long to get to them.
It’s quite a change from the very heavy ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro which left me depressed at the fragility of life and so upset are how cruelly the characters were treated. I was pining for those poor children. The book deals with the horrifying aspects of human cloning. It’s human ethics gone terribly wrong. It is one of those books that lingers in your mind long after you’ve read it, haunting you.
I love reading books that allow me to escape or teach me something. I know whether I love a book after reading the first paragraph. The writing style has to be readable and that is the key for me. The subject matter has to captivate me as well, but that is secondary.
I’m starting to read the kind of books my dad adored and that pleases me to no end. I love that my tastes are changing as I get older and I’m morphing into my dad. As a kid I thought the books he read were so boring. Boy was I wrong, and now I wish I had a chance to discuss them with him. I’m sure he would be delighted.
What authors do you love, keep returning to and start getting sad when you’re read almost all their books?