Saturday, 14 August 2010

For the rain it raineth every day

Well, this is the view from my (newly finished) study window this morning which immediately brought dear old Feste to mind. Summer seems to have scurried off and left us between seasons. While I wait for the burnished bronze of autumn to sweep in and save us from limbo I am reading three books, fuelled by copious amounts of warming tea and rather too much cake. The trouble is that I need to focus on one as I keep flitting between them.

I have started and am really enjoying The Lessons by Naomi Alderman, not least because it is set in Oxford so it is helping me get my bearings in this new city. I am still reading Jane Eyre, which is perfect to read on a grey day as it is steeped in grey. Grey people, grey places, grey plot, grey, grey, grey. And finally I am reading An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, which is also set in Oxford and is great bed time reading.

I am off in search of a hearty pub lunch and, hopefully, a fire to sit beside!


  1. I am narrowing my eyes at you for dissing Jane!

  2. Bliss! I hope you find that lunch and fire!

  3. There is definitely an autumnal feel in the air - only really noticed it today. Hope you are settling into Oxford life. I feel like I've been away from blogging for too long but getting back in the groove again!

    Love Jane Eyre and I see that you are reading one of my favourite recent books - Wolf Hall - quite daunting but well worth all those pages!


    PS Enjoyed looking back at some recent posts.