On my bookshelf
A FEW BOOKS ON THE GONovember 05, 2010
WHAT are you reading? I have a few things on the go - quite literally. Most of my reading is done on the train commute to work. Every co...
Every couple of weeks I pick up The Big Issue. Have you read it lately? It gets better and better. I used to buy it from a vendor in Pitt St when I was in the city but rarely read it. Now I buy from a vendor near where I work and have been surprised to find myself reading more and more of it.
I am reading Doris Lessing's The Grass is Singing (1950) and Madeleine St John's The Women in Black as a book on CD. The first is a disturbing tale of a woman in rural South Africa during the 1950s and the second, also set in the 1950s, chronicles the lives of the women working in a Sydney department store - the store and post-war Sydney important characters in themselves.
I've also got to catch up on reading the Historic Houses Trust Sydney Open program and guide before Sunday when I will be manning entry and tours of the Societe Generale building in George St.
Then there's all your blogs. I've stumbled across so many new ones in recent weeks thanks in part to last week's ABCD meet (see the bookmark from the goodies bag) and new online offering Gifted Magazine.
Hope your bedside tables and favourites list are groaning with lovely words and pictures too.