I read a LOT of books. Most of the books I buy are second-hand, and I won't post them as new acquisitions - there are simply too many! But I have decided that I will post all new books that I buy.
I have been interested in Emily Dickinson for a long time - this biography by Lyndall Gordon (originally from South Africa) focuses on the feud that developed in the family as a result of the relationship between Dickinson's marrried brother, Austin, and Mrs Mabel Todd.
The second book is by Damon Galgut, also a South African - it is his second book to be nominated for the Booker prize.
My next editing project has been postponed, seemingly indefinitely ... I am not sure if I should cry (probably - financially speaking) or yodel with ecstatic happiness (definitely - I could do without the stress and aggravation which accompanied the last project). The South African education system is in turmoil yet again - with most text book projects being canned or postponed by publishers until they have more clarity from the Department of Education on exactly what will be happening.
So I am looking forward to having lots of time to catch up on my reading!