Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been updating this journal as fequently. This is because instead of daydreaming on the bus - I’ve been reading. Yes - it’s a book that Ms.Route79 got me for my birthday recently. It’s called A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. (Maybe she is trying to tell me something?) This is a highly acclaimed book - according to some of my more cultured friends in the office.
The point is - this book is over 1300 pages long - so is going to keep me occupied for quite some time. As you can probably make out from the pictures above I am currently at page 144. Notice the bookmarker that I am using. It is a calling-card from a local minicab/taxi firm that seems to drop through my front door almost every week or so. I have lots of them now - they make very suitable bookmarkers for this book - as there are several places in the book that I have to keep referring to in order to stay on top of the characters!
I have discovered another blogger who is also reading this book - starting pretty much the same time as I did a few days ago. She is an English lady living in Belgium. Her name is Zoe and she is a really prolific updater of her journal at: My Boyfriend is a Tw*t. (Don’t be put off by the title - the tw*t is a sort of cuddly reference to her young lover.) It seems that Zoe is finding the book a little hard going at first - but I am really not surprised - I, too, have found it quite difficult to build up the “book-reading-momentum” - but one thing I did discover is that by the time I got around to page 55 - I was referring less and less to the family trees that are helpfully charted at the beginning of the book. It seems that I am truly immersing myself into the magic of this novel .…Posted by jag at August 16, 2003 04:56 PM