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.
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier Imagined story of Vermeer's model. Vividly evocative of time and place. Outwardly, little happens in terms of plot, but really everything (and everyone) changes. Captivating, simple, but hidden depths. I'm glad I read it before the film came out - even though the film is good.

Currently reading

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