What are you reading? (June 08)
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I am reading Sovereign Ladies by Maureen Waller. I have finished the sections on the Mary I and Elizabeth I and I am starting the section on Mary II. Very informative and an easy enjoyable read. I like being able to read about all the British female monarches in one volume. If I want to go more in depth there are plenty of separate volumes written on each one.
Then it will be July, with lots of nice weather and I shall be as much as possible in the sun under a bright blue sky, reflecting all those people and lives under that same sun in the past.
This is certainly a better written book than The Island at the Center of the World which rambled a bit. I guess the latter could have used a more stringent editor.
If you go to this site:
you can read some of the original journals. Joutel is here for example.
Edited to add: No it wasn't. I meant that it was my only Seattle book purchase. I only had limited extra suitcase space and needed to leave some of it for yarn and gifts.
From the library I already borrowed Venizelos by Herbert Adams Gibbons, a biography published in 1920, that is before “the Great Catastophe” in Anatolia in 1922. That means a very important part of his life is missing. (The writer is also very biased, but that has its own charm for me.)
I would be happy with suggestions.
I enjoyed your book about Freya Stark very much and I put your next book about Anna Spafford on my TBR list. Yes, it is a good and illuminating thing to be with the witnesses of change.
At this moment I’m still reading David Fromkin’s A peace to end all peace, about the doings, not-doings, mistakes etc. of the agents of change, from which I took a little vacation in Fatima Mernissi’s book about the present changes in Morocco, Sheherezades weblog (Dutch translation, originally in Italian Karawan: dal deserto al web ).
Lovely book, about how witnesses become agents.
But I am back in the Middle-East, this weekend.