April books

Most of April was taken up with reading books for the 1938 club. Posts on these books can be found here and here. Outside of the club I had a visit to my childhood and read some Enid Blyton. It’s an enjoyable romp, spoiled by the terrible racism in the portrayal of the character “Jo-Jo”. … More April books

Steinbeck, Orwell and Wodehouse #1938 club

The Chrysanthemums is a short story by John Stienbeck. It’s a atmospheric tale of a farm wife’s encounter with a travelling pots and pans repair man. Not really much happens and it’s all very understated as the theme conveys Elisa’s sense of isolation and dissatisfaction with her life. The high grey-flannel fog of winter closed … More Steinbeck, Orwell and Wodehouse #1938 club