Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

A Brief Pause For Refreshment Than Back On The Road Again

I put Nicholas Nickleby back on the shelf with the feeling that I've come to the end a long journey. In parts it was a fascinating journey, in other parts rather tedious, but take it all in all it was not just a way of passing the time but a proper lived experience that has given me memories I won't easily shake- and how many books do that?

I am currently reading Susanna Clarke's Piranesi. When I've finished it- which will probably be later today because it's a short book- I'll be setting out on the journey that is The Old Curiosity Shop.

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