What Clare’s Reading

What Clare’s Reading

I have a serious Amazon habit – I know it’s contentious but there you have it, can’t stop reading and it’s so easy to order from Amazon…

At the moment, I’m reading Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, who’s an Australian Aborigine writer. It’s kind of magic realism writing, really absorbing, a long read, and not a particularly easy read but fascinating. I’m loving it though it’s taking me a long time to get through it – some of it is so spacey, you kinda have to read bits again to check you know where you are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpentaria_(novel)

I visited my brother recently and forgot to take Carpentaria with me, so I nabbed An Old Man’s Love by Anthony Trollope. Yes, a contrast, somewhat! Really interesting read. It’s making me a little bit despairing about the so-few choices of the main woman character, Mary Lawrie, and the awfulness of how she finds herself in this situation. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Old-Mans-Love-Anthony-Trollope/dp/1978394721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509631787&sr=8-1&keywords=an+old+man%27s+love

I’ve also just bought Something Dark by Lemn Sissay and I’m looking forward to reading that, especially ahead of going to London on the 19th November for Lost for Words poetry workshop in the Foundling Museum, so am thinking about all things adoption and fostering… https://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Dark-Lemn-Sissay/dp/1786822296

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