Well, it's Monday… and I am currently reading a few books at once because I just can't seem to settle on any one thing. I don't know what it is. I think partially it's my pregnancy brain which I do blame for a lot but I also think it’s true. My concentration just isn't the same.
Also, I am definitely someone who likes reading what they are in the mood for and at the moment I am having difficulty identifying what I am in the mood for.
This means I have been all over the place.
I just finished Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien, an old favourite that I just can't re-read enough.
At the same time I have been reading Talking About Detective Fiction by PD James; a fascinating look at the development of detective fiction by a wonderfully talented detective fiction writer. I had never read PD James before this year, but I heard an interview with her on the ABC Radio National Book Show and I have rarely heard anyone speak who I have been quite so enthralled with. So I have now read one of her books, and I thought that this book might be a wonderful follow up read to The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale. You can all expect a post from me about detective fiction as a genre in the future, that’s for sure.
Lastly, I am also reading Lord Edgeware Dies by Agatha Christie. Basically, I was lying on the lounge on the weekend after a terribly stressful day with baby dramas and hospital and all those bad things, and I needed something easy to sink into and distract me. Lord Edgeware Dies did the trick, and hopefully I will finish it in the next few days.
I did start The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde on Sunday but only got a couple of pages in.
With any luck I will be able to identify what I am in the mood for. Otherwise I am thinking I might just have to go with The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien or maybe The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. But who knows.