This past week I have seen the most extraordinary skies. These are the elements that I paint in my landscapes.
Last Sunday afternoon .
I am Reading….
Milkman by Anna Burns I have so loved reading this book. You enter another world where the dial has been moved and you have to tune in and recalibrate to this fine tone. It is wonderful.
The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner This book is brilliant. I had never heard of him, and thank you to Avalon Library for having him on the shelf. I started with The Spectator Bird, then Crossing to Safety and now this book. I think I have read them in the right order for me. He is no slouch, having won lots of prizes including the Pulitzer. His writing is exquisite.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan This book is brilliant.
The Fish Can Sing by Halldor Laxness I had never heard of Halldor Laxness before, but I loved this book, and found it extremely funny. And he did win the Nobel Prize for Literature, so obviously no slouch.
Rereading The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford - hilarious and some of it so clever and finely drawn.
Persuasion by Jane Austen. Again The Transit of Venus. I reread this book almost every year.
I am not reading My Brilliant Friend. Have I missed something here?