I’m very lazy around here these days. I constantly think of reviews I might write and funny posts I should publish, but I don’t do it. So let’s keep it simple.
Dorothy asked a simple question spurred by Booking Through Thursday, so even if it’s Friday already, I’ll answer her:
– I started a non-fiction book by Bruno Bettelheim on kibbutz children, Children of the Dream, or more precisely on communal child-rearing and its psychological implications. How I got into this book is quite a long story. Let’s just say I wanted to read something from him. I wanted to rekindle my interest in Freudian analysis, but I guess this project got a little derailed. I don’t know much about kibbutz, except for a crime novel from Batya Gur I enjoyed quite a lot a few years ago; so this reading is quite exotic to me. It was written in the 1960s, so sometimes it’s quite outdated. I don’t really agree with all he says and things have changed tremendously since its publication, but never mind. It makes me think hard!
– I started a mystery by Jean-François Parot, that takes place in Paris in 1770: The Ghost of the Rue Royale. The book was recommended by Mr. Smithereens, I don’t know why I waited so long to try it. It’s so much fun! The writer recreates daily life in Paris under the reign of King Louis XV, and I believe it rings quite true. I remember reading a non-fiction book by Arlette Farge on the same subject and it was fascinating. This mystery is part of a series featuring Inspector Le Floch, so I guess I’ll not stop at only one adventure!
I have older unfinished books on my night stand and lots of reviews to write, but these 2 titles will certainly keep me entertained for a few more days. What are you reading?