Thursday, August 18, 2022

Books and Queer Eye

So I find myself Covid positive. 

I had a croaky cough so tested to be safe not expecting it to be positive. I am up to date with vaccines so I hope it will be mild. Psychosomatically though I already feel worse just because I know it's Covid.

I have felt obliged to sit on the sofa and binge-watch Queer Eye while sending Husband out for more medication.

And I shall probably be reading a lot. My recent reads have been mixed.

To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han. 4*

A YA book that I read because it's GrandDaughter1's favourite. It's well-written and very enjoyable.

In A Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor. 3.5*

A Virago classic in which very well-drawn characters do nothing. I wonder if it would be published today if a new writer proposed it. Elizabeth Taylor is very highly regarded but I need a bit more life.

A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe. 4*

A recent highly-praised book. It did make me cry towards the end but I can't say I really took to any of the characters. The main character had it tough but still couldn't warm to him. Maybe he was just too human.

The Godmothers by Monica Mcinery. 5*

Just the right book at just the right time. Light, easy-reading, ticked all the boxes for sitting in the sun relaxing.


Boud said...

I love the Elizabeth Taylor review! She's definitely not an exciting read, yes. Other virtues though. I sometimes wonder how many people over the years have jumped on her books expecting a tell-all from the other E.the movie star..

Boud said...

It would have been nice to wish you better, before hitting publish back there, sorry. Get well soon.

Ole phat stu said...

May you recover completely soon.