Simon over at Stuck in a Book has come up with a fun little game surrounding the status of five books that have come into your life recently. My response is as follows:
1 - The book I'm currently reading:
Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson - I'm nearing the middle and certainly enjoying it so far. It is a little different from the first book but Miss Buncle is exactly the same (except better dressed, a little more confident and happily married). It's been fun to meet her and her husband again and it makes a snuggy read in the chillier Autumn nights over here... especially when I'm nursing a hot cup of tea and a biscuit.
2 - The last book I finished:
The Eliza Stories (a.k.a. Eliza) by Barry Pain - I came across a free e-book copy of this collection of short stories on Project Gutenberg and thought it might be a delightful read as it had glowing reviews spanning a number of decades. It is a short book published in 1904 with stories narrated by Eliza's husband - a self-satisfied, pompous man whose observations about life and marriage can be quite funny, especially as he is usually unaware of his wife's sarcasm and wit. I found it quite a pleasant read - humourous in places - although not laugh-out-loud funny as you can forsee some of the outcomes (which I guess are familiar to us now as modern comedy may have borrowed from it). It was still enjoyable and a light, urbane read - and heartily recommended.
Aunts aren't Gentlemen by P. G. Wodehouse - Lyn at I Prefer Reading wrote an excellent post about this book recently and it got me hankering after some more Wodehouse. I think this later Jeeves and Wooster novel will be perfect and it will be my first J&W read. I'm really looking forward to it!
4 - The last book I bought:
Angel with Two Faces by Nicola Upson - I purchased this today! It is the second instalment in the Josephine Tey murder mysteries (where she is the main character) and I hope that it will live up to the first. I quite like the cover and the different shades of blue.
5 - The last book I was given:
Bones in High Places - Suzette A. Hill - My dear friend T. treated me to this book very recently and I can't wait to read it. This series is a real gem of a find... it always puts a smile on my face.
Thank you Simon for coming up with such a great game! I had fun putting my responses together and it makes you think about where your book tastes (or moods) are at the moment.