Spring Reading Review 2017

Picture of Admont Abbey Library – Austria, from http://www.dandalton.me

Back in January, I wrote about my plans to read my own library in 2017.  I should have known that reality would turn out differently – it always does when I think I have a reading plan.

The majority of books read since my last reading review post back in January have been library books (hurrah for libraries!).  And so my own library currently remains largely unread.  I like looking at books on shelves almost as much as I like reading them, so I am not at all troubled by this.

Here are some thoughts on a few of the books that I have most particularly enjoyed in recent times.

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Lives closely examined: seven books to savour

 

"The Explorer" ~ Rebecca Campbell (rebeccacampbell.co.uk)

“The Explorer” ~ Rebecca Campbell (rebeccacampbell.co.uk)

“Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

I have spent January reading only fiction.  Not deliberately – it just worked out like that.  Perhaps it is that time of year when hunkering down with a good story, while it is damp and chilly outside, is a cracking option.  Perhaps reality needs escaping from at the moment.

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