Booker Talk in books
- Spell out your blog’s name.
- Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your TBR.)
- Have fun!
I’m in need today of a diversion from gardening so here goes
B: Border Country by Raymond Williams: The first book to be published in the Library of Wales series. Published in the 1960s it had been out of print for several years.
O: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf: I enjoyed Benediction by the same author but haven’t got around to this one yet. Nor have I seen the film.
O: Old Soldiers Never Die by Frank Richards: Another in the Library of Wales series.
K: The Kill by Emile Zola: Part of the 20-cycle Rougon Maquet series
E: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton: Bought on a business trip to Michigan when I was trying to unwind in the bookshop after a very long day.
R: Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West: Wish I could remember when I bought this and was prompted me to do so
T: Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa Klausmann: A bargain purchase in a very unusual location – a local branch of Poundstretchers.
A: Armadale by Wilkie Collins: I went through a phase of reading Collins back in the 1980s but never got to this. It’s moved house three times…..
L: Long Song by Andrea Levy: I think I bought this when the local library had the first – and the best – of their sales. Since then the pickings have been very slim indeed.
K: King Rat by James Clavell : I tried reading Shogun but gave up after about 50 pages. My husband assures me this is a million time better.
Have I learned anything from this little exercise? Not really other than I appear to have a dirth of books whose titles begin with the letter K. Fortunately my blog name didn’t have a third K otherwise I’d have been at a loss (an excuse to go buying maybe??). But of B’s and L’s I have an embarrassment of riches.