I’m having a pause with The Lifeboat. I went to the library a couple of days ago, and wanted to write a post about how much I love the library, and post a picture of the books I loaned (Ivy Compton Burnett’s More Women Than Men, Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall and Elfriede Jelinek’s Princess Dramas).

But then I forgot all about it, and suddenly this wonderful book arrived


Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle. And I’ve only read the first page but I’m already in love. I’ve put it on my bedtable along with the other books, saving it for the right time to immerse myself in it…