I had such a hard time picking a new book to read this weekend. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I stared at my stacks of unread books, would pick up one only to put it back down. I still have lots of books to read for my reading challenges, and I have a lot of unread books that I am excited about reading one of these days but I just couldn’t find the right one.
Finally, I selected Don’t Look at Me Like That by Diana Athill and I think I’ve picked a good one. Here’s a blurb from the back cover: “In England half a century ago, well-brought-up young women are meant to aspire to the respectable life. Some things are not to be spoken of; some are most certainly not to be done. There are rules, conventions. Meg Bailey obeys them. She progresses from Home Counties school to un-Bohemian art college with few outwards signs of passion or frustration. Her personality is submerged in polite routines; even with her best friend, Roxane, what can’t be said looms far larger than what can. But circumstances change. Meg gets a job and moves to London. Roxane gets married to a man picked out by her mother. And then Meg does something shocking – shocking not only by the standards of her time, but by our own.”
I look forward to reading more about this shocking event.
Actually, I didn’t get a lot of reading done this weekend but that’s because I was out most of Saturday spending the day with a friend and today I did some crafting. So I need to catch up with my blog reading and my book reading.