Following my post about unread books, I am pleased to announce that I have started reading one of the books previously on the shelf: Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky. Great stuff so far – Nemirovsky has assembled a wonderful cast of (largely appalling) characters – and the opening chapters vividly demonstrate how sudden and unexpected the collapse of France in June 1940 was for its people.
Unfortunately, in tidying the office I also unearthed a further six books which should have been on the shelf and which I’ve now added (both to the shelf and to my post). So that’s a net increase of five books in two days. Not good. 😉
Still, on the plus side, I’m all set for the recession.