After I posted my list of books I had finished reading in July I also read The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is a story set in an imaginary world just after the time of King Arthur. Ishiguro has a style of his own. There is no variation in the pace even in the most exciting parts of the story. There are a lot of layers to this book – it could be interpreted in various ways. Unlike the other books I read in July this one did not come from the library. A member of my family discovered it in a charity (thrift) shop. I do not regret reading it, but I have to admit that I nodded off once or twice, due to the lack of variation in pace, the warm weather and comfortable seating!
I have read other books by this accomplished author.
When I went to the library to return the books I wrote about previously, I noticed that they were featuring books by Beatrix Potter and those she had written. A book of her art felt very heavy and I had to walk across the town. However a book about her gardening life appealed to me more and I borrowed that. Some of her art was displayed at Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth last time we visited it. The 150th anniversary of her birth was 28 July.
I have also been reading information online and in dated printed publications. By dated I do not mean old-fashioned, but issued for a specific time. I have learned (via Twitter) that there is going to be a fourth book in Jasper Fforde’s Dragonslayer series, that Lian Hearn has announced a new series (I really enjoyed the series beginning with Across the Nightingale Floor) and Katharine Swartz has announced a new book in the Tales of Goswell series, The Second Bride, to be published in February 2017. When I lay my hands on those, I am likely to be Lost in a Good Book (the title of a book by Jasper Fforde). Lots to look forward to!