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.
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith The quirky journal of a 17 year old girl from an unconventional, impoverished Bohemian family in 1930s, charting the turmoil of love and relationships. An amusing and plausible mix of naivety and shrewd insights, enhanced by not going for the obviously tidy ending.

Currently reading

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