Simon at Stuck In A Book has come up with a very clever idea for a post. He's called it One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four...and Five. He poses five comments about his current reading & invited his readers to do the same & post the answers on their blogs. So, here's my list.
1. The book I'm currently reading.
Oliphant-fest so I've started reading the new Persephone edition of two stories by Margaret Oliphant, The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow, which contains the title story & Queen Eleanor & Fair Rosamond. I'm halfway through Mrs Blencarrow & enjoying it very much.
2. The last book I finished.
3. The next book I want to read.
4. The last book I bought.
Senior Common Room, where she mentioned reading an essay by Jeanette Winterson, reprinted in this book, The Best of Books & Company. Books & Company was a literary magazine edited by Susan Hill between 1997 & 2001. I never knew it existed until it was gone so I was very excited to think that I could read some of the essays published in the magazine in this compilation by Susan Hill. I've already dipped in & read an article on Oxbridge crime novels by Andrew Taylor. There are essays by Penelope Fitzgerald, Adele Geras, Sophie Hannah, Penelope Lively (I've read this one too, about her futile attempts to weed her library) & Lucasta Miller on the Brontes.
5. The last book I was given.
Thanks Simon, great idea & I've enjoyed writing about my current reading.