Friday, 16 November 2012
Because I have a busy day tomorrow and won't be blogging, I decided to skip today's charming spaces post and share with you a photo of what I can only call one fine moment. I took it earlier this week when I had spread some of my cookbooks all over the table while enjoying a late lunch. You know how much I enjoy books; I love the moments when I can just be in my own world with my books and notebooks. Add some rice and curry in a bowl and I'm feeling more than fine.
The book in the foreground is Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. I borrowed it the last time I went to the library and I find it quite interesting. It's not a cookbook, just a book about salt. I use salt sparingly but I believe I have been taking it for granted.
Yesterday I started reading Gielgud's Letters, which contains letters written by English actor John Gielgud (1904-2000), who was also a director and a producer. He wrote letters almost every day of his adult life, no matter if he was at home or on location. It's interesting to read this book now because when reading the diaries of Cecil Beaton (see this post), which I really enjoyed, he sometimes mentioned Gielgud. I feel like Cecil has given me a preview of Gielgud's character, and I get the feeling that I'll be "meeting" the same people I met in Cecil's diary entries. Another book on my table is Of Human Bondage by one of my favourite authors, W. Somerset Maugham. He also appears in Cecil's diaries where ... ahem ... some friend of Cecil describes him as a bastard. Ouch!
What are you guys reading?
I'll be back on Monday with a giveaway, open to all followers of LatteLisa. Have a wonderful weekend!