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 Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope, Sophie Gilmartin The 6th Barchester novel. Much about the pauper perpetual curate Josiah Crawley and the charge that he stole £20. A wonderful scene where he confronts the Proudies about clerical law allowing him to continue until or unless convicted. Lily Dale still irritatingly "good" and Jonnie Eames not as sympathetic a character as he should be. Interestingly not as happy an ending, or with as many loose ends tidied up as one might expect - especially given that it was explicitly written as the last in the series.

Currently reading

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