It's Autumn in Brisbane and it's great time to sit outside in the afternoon - or morning - sunshine and get into some serious reading! And I've gotten my nose into some really great books lately... all of them big and thick too!
I began 'Baudolino' by Umberto Eco. This was one I already owned in paperback, but I searched for a hardcover; as I love being able to rest something like that on my lap and just lean on it and read as the sun warms me. And I love the book; even though it's been losing me in some parts, it's beautifully written and has some gorgeous language in it.
Then, I picked up 'Passage to India' by E.M Forrester. This one is also in hard cover; but it's also illustrated and has a separate piece of paper about the author and his biography in the back. It was a book I picked up at Redland Bay one day while I was there with my Mum at a second-hand store. The first chapter talks about how India looked in the 1930's and after that, it gets into the story; how beautiful, don't you think?
The next book I'm plowing through (well, I was up until around 1am last night reading through the prologue and the first few pages of Part One) is 'The Troy Game' by Sara Douglas. It's a part one of two ... and boy! Is it thick! But it's got all the Greek Gods in it you can think of; and even Atlantis stars in it too briefly before it takes a dive under the waves of the ocean in the prologue. But once I struggled through that, I was pretty much good.
Before that book, though, I read a small book of short stories on animals and what they do for us. At first I thought it was just about dogs and cats - as it has a dog on the cover - but it has all kinds of animals in it; right down to a pig! So, this was a very good collection of stories about how any kind of animal can be a loving pet to people from all walks of life.So, what are you all reading this Autumn - or Spring in whichever part of the world you're from. It's a great time of the year to be reading something great! It's not too hot and not too cool to be outside and enjoying the weather right now.