Currently Reading

I’m re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (don’t even ask how many times a year I read Harry Potter) – it’s like one of those books you read in snippets between other books when they start hurting your head. Literary Panadol, or something. I don’t know – I’m just trying to justify my unhealthy obsession for it.

I’ve also decided I’m going to stay away from Goodreads for a while, because I’m a very impressionable person, and every time I read a comment about a book, my opinion of it changes, and it’s worse when I read the review before I’ve read the book. I get the feeling that my less-than-friendly feelings towards The Mists of Avalon were triggered by Goodreads comments. No, actually, it’s more like I felt that something about the book was bothering me but I didn’t quite realise what it was until I read those comments, and then I had to force myself through the remainder of the book because I got frustrated everytime I saw the thing that was bothering me. I’m not making any sense at all, am I?

Yes, well anyway, the books I’m currently reading are:


  • Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
  • The Mating Season by P G Wodehouse
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


  • The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-hunter Dorothea Bate by Karolyn Shindler
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl
  • A Life by Design: the art and lives of FLORENCE BROADHURST by Siobhan O’Brien

I’m trying to branch off into non-fiction, and I’ve decided to start easy by reading biographies


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