Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.
Letters from Father Christmas - J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien A lovely collection of letters from Father Christmas ("aided" by JRRT) to Tolkien's children. The tone and content of the letters changes over time to reflect the children growing up, but there is some continuity in the stories of what FC and his elves etc get up to. Lovely illustrations too. Best of all, they prompted FC to write similar letters to my own son, with some similarities to these stories, but with additional characters, some personal to him.

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake