I took an unvoluntary long blog break, first completely planned since we took a week’s holidays far from computers, then when I returned all my free time devoted to blogging disappeared behind deadlines and problems at work. Then, for a week, the disastrous events we’re all witnessing right me left stunned and at a loss for words.
I hope to put my stress and worries behind me and reconnect with the blog world, because I haven’t stopped reading in the meantime, and finished books have been stacked up high! Here is the list of coming posts in the near future:
- JK Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
- Michel Pinçon Monique Pinçon Charlot, Paris 15 Promenages sociologiques (2009)
- Nicolas Bouvier, Le Vide et le plein, carnets du Japon (2004)
- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008)
- Helen McInnes, Above Suspicion (1941)
- Richard Russo, That Old Cape Magic (2009)
- Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander (1983)
- Thornton Wilder, Our town (1938)
- Harry Mulisch, The Assault (1982)
In those stressful and uncertain times, I also find great comfort in poetry, and I have dipped into collections by Mary Oliver, by Walt Whitman, Adrienne Rich, and a witty collection by Virginia Graham, Consider the years, that were written during WW2. Those funny lines show a great courage to be light and cheerful under hard circumstances.