Bloodorange

I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do - Samantha Ettus How-tos for 'small' actions (Brew Coffee, Wash Your Hair, Tie a Windsor Knot) are much better than the long, general ones (Jog, Eat Right, Care For Your Skin - standard glossies fare). Some tutorials are completely redundant (Read a Newspaper? Negotiate?)

Currently reading

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
How to Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman