Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday Five: Books at Bedtime

I have many books on the pile by my bed. Here are some of them.

5 Books I'm Reading:
  1. The Letters of Noel Coward edited and with commentary by Barry Day - as research. I'm also reading the collected plays and his diaries. There's a good deal of material there.
  2. King Arthur: The Bloody Cup by M.K. Hume - it's part three of a trilogy which is adequate rather than brilliant but I am both obsessed by all things Arthurian and unable to finish something midway through.
  3. The Quincunx: A Novel by Charles Palliser - recommended to me by a friend as, 'one of the best books I've ever read'. No pressure there, then.
  4. The Second Sex  by Simone de Beauvoir - I read it ages ago and wonder if it is still as relevant.
  5. Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates - some light relief, if that's what you consider tales of loss, grief and the atrocities of war to be.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Blind Lines

In the morning when the sun slants through the blinds to cast shadows in my bedroom, I feel as though Gordon Walters has painted my wall.

Modern abstract design by Gordon Walters