So I’ve been a little quiet again… what with starting the new job, a long weekend in Berlin, and then getting back into work mode, I’ve been feeling a little at odds with myself. I thought that moving into a not so creative role, I’d be able to ease back into blogging. But if I’m being honest, the last few weeks have been exhausting. And all I’ve wanted to do was retreat into a good book.
Sadly, the reality of working full time, interferes with the fantasy of spending my days pouring over novels. So I’ve had to satisfy myself with stuffing a book in my new Dr Martens satchel on the way to work and taking an hour to myself at lunch time.
As you’ll all be more than aware, my reading pile is an ever expanding collection of classics, recommendations and random editions which have caught my eye. I’ve got a list of books on my ‘I know I should read this’, and Madame Bovary has been on there for a long time. So it was a nice surprise when Alma Books got in touch about Evergreens, their new range of classics and asked how I’d like a copy of Flaubert’s classic. The premise behind the collection, is to offer a range of classics at the affordable price of £4.99. Having been a literature student, I know the perils of buying cheap additions and have been the victim to many a Dover Thrift or Wordsworth classic coming away at the spine. But these feel like really good quality. Not to mention a lovely cover.
What are you reading at the moment?