Next week it is my turn to offer the books for the group to choose from and this always involves some pleasurable musing. It is a bit like assembling a cheese board. Everything should be good of its kind and there should be a variety. It’s good to choose something recent and this time it is Patrick Gale’s NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION, which I’ve been meaning reading to read for a while. It’s been very well reviewed. And then an all-time favourite of mine, one of the collections of Raymond Carver’s short stories – choosing just one is hard, but it will be one of the later ones, ELEPHANT or CATHEDRAL. And then something I’ve been wanting to re-read for a while, Muriel Spark’s A FAR CRY FROM KENSINGTON, which I first read about twenty years, soon after publication. It’s stayed with me and I’d like to revisit it. And lastly, I’ll throw a classic into the mix – CRANFORD, I think – or maybe Jane Austen. I’ll let you know which one comes out on top.
I know I’ve been neglecting my blog. I’m very busy at the moment trying to get this novel off my hands, but I’ll soon get back to blogging on Monday or Tuesdays every week, I promise.