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.

Giotto's Hand

Giotto's Hand - Iain Pears I even enjoyed it, as far as summer reads go, but I would like it more if it was less complicated. Say, two sudden turns of action less, and actually a plausible solution? But overall, a nice read, especially if you like variations on the theme of "evil lurking behind the peaceful facade of the English countryside."

Currently reading

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