Am off today to the deepest wilds of the Pahang for the next three days, not for fun, but for work: I'm visiting trainee teachers in their schools and am looking forward to the change of scene very much. While I'm away, let me leave you this space to talk about the good books you're reading ... though I suspect most of you are deep into your hard-won Harry Potters.
I have books to write about when I get back. Recently read Mukhtar Mai's In the Name of Honour (which took me only a couple of hours!), and a novel from my to-be-read shelf - William Boyd's Brazzaville Beach. I've been dipping into Tunku Halim's collection of spooky stories 44 Cemetery Road in odd moments too and leave it on the dining table so I can have a quick snack on it while I'm waiting for something to cook.
Now I'm trying to decide what to put in my bag for my trip ... hmmm ... lots of books shouting Read Me! Read Me! Impatient devils!
I also leave you with some pictures of bibliochairs which I've been waiting to post for a while. Can't remember where I found the first two or who sent them to me, for which I apologise profusely, but I think they're all pretty clever!
An end to storage problems?
A novel way of using up remaindered books?
And a clever use for old Yellow Pages! (This one was on display at Central Market Annexe recently but I can't find my note of the artist's name.)