It is truly bad to use a book for a doorstop but I needed some and a couple of big books seemed like a good choice. I read the Alan Bennet book a year or so ago but Don Watson ruminating on the Australian Bush has just about defeated me. It is interesting enough but is more than I have been able to take in many sittings over a couple of years. And that leads to this week's reading which is another big book.
Do you like to read big books or shorter ones?
A book I have read recently
Grand Days by Frank Moorehouse - chosen because it was on the Australian reading list and available in the local library so I decided to tackle it despite it being 700 pages. I enjoyed the story of Edith Campbell Berry, a wide-eyed junior diplomat at the League of Nations. She is quite forthright and has an interesting sex life which I suspect to some extent is because she is a female character written by a man. This is the first book of a trilogy and even though I found her intriguing I don't think I am up for any more of Edith.
Goodie gumdrops I bought another big book this week ... Les Murray's Collected Poems 2018. Another 700 pages but I will slowly savour this one.