Saturday 8 July 2017
Weekend Blog Hops - 8 July 2017
In one sentence, describe your passion for reading.
Reading opens my eyes, my heart and my mind, giving me the opportunity to travel to diverse places, experience others' emotions and see the world from different points of view, all from the comfort of my armchair.
If there was a bishop, my mother would have him to tea.
From page 56:
Mrs Stratton looked at her husband's smile. It was lovely, and rather boyish, as if he held roses behind his back, or if not roses, something rarer, some genius hitherto unseen in this part of the country.
My Current Read
Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australia's youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia. Peter Carey's visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight and surprise, propel this story to its stunning conclusion.