Last book finished
Cranford & Other Stories by Elizabeth C. Gaskell
A really great collection of Mrs Gaskell’s shorter stores which I really loved. You can read my thoughts on it here.
Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language by Bill Bryson
This is not as funny as Notes from a Small Island or Notes from a Big Country, but it’s full of interesting trivia. I am actually enjoying all the references to the complicated and sometimes illogical spelling of some English words that often trouble foreign people, it’s good to know I’m not alone.
Next on the TBR list
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Ok, this time I really intend to read this. I was rather troubled with the strange title, but luckily I found this enlightening article about it.