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.
Making it Up - Penelope Lively Confabulations. Exploring turning points in her life and how her life might have been if she'd taken a different turning, eg if when fleeing Egypt, they'd gone to S Africa instead of Palestine then England, if she'd got pregnant when young and single. Each self-contained diversion is opened and closed with the real life context. Clever concept, well executed.

Currently reading

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