Misc quick reading notes: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, dramatic but not my cup of tea. Am trying to finish Julia Gregson's long book, The Water Horse, very well researched but I can't empathise with the 20 year old heroine. Dipped into A Pattern of Islands by Arthur Grimble, charming. (He was a colonial officer in the early 1900s.) Much enjoyed Anne Tyler's Earthly Possessions, thanks to Monix for sending it to me. I love AT's dead pan humour. Finally I re-read the evocative On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, set on the Welsh Borders before and after the war (a masterpiece, said Auberon Waugh at the time.)
I also dipped into a self-help book about not being distracted and hopping from one task to another like a grasshopper as I do most of the time. Apparently you have to tell your creative right brain to stop interrupting your sensible systematic left brain. Hmm.