Thursday, May 14, 2009

What I’m reading

I have come across a diverting blog called Writers Read, which posts short pieces about, well, what writers are reading. Some might regard that as solipsistic, but personally I’m always intrigued by what other writers think about books. I was asked to contribute my own list, which right now makes me sound like a voluminous reader. The fact is, it takes me forever to finish a book when I’m not reading for professional purposes. I would add, hopefully without giving anything away, that I’m currently working through Richard Holmes’ much-praised The Age of Wonder, and it is truly spectacular. I feel dwarfed by his achievement. But in a good way.

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