What I am reading, and what I am trying to persuade my 10 year old son to read.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford. ed Peter Y Sussman
I had ordered this from the library and picked it up today. I have to admit to being slightly overawed by the size of it. Usually I start a book and plough on through to the end but I think I'm going to tackle this one in stages. I remember reading a volume of Virginia Woolf's letters, a much smaller book than this one, and by the end all the letters were starting to blur into one. They all seemed to be about getting servants, firing servants or having to cope without servants. I was surprised to see that I am only the second person to borrow Decca from the library, and the first person was four years ago. I thought that Mitford-mania was quite widespread and would've expected more people to be interested in Decca's letters.
Billy came back with three books from the school book swap last week. The Monster Story-Teller by Jacqueline Wilson, Horrid Henry's Underpants by Francesca Simon and Spider-Man 3: The New Goblin. I can't believe we have another Horrid Henry book in the house!