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.
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame, Gillian Avery Whilst I'm not a big fan of this book per se (it's too dated, and the twee quasi homo subtext can grate), I have such happy memories of reading it with my son, when he was little. We would have endless picnics (imaginary and for real), role-playing various characters... but now he's a strapping 15 year old and those days are long gone.

Currently reading

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