Ok, before you say anything, yes, it has been a while since I posted anything at all around here. But the last one was also a 205 Books post. So there is that.
And before you say anything else, yes, Aruba does come before Australia in an alphabetical list of countries. But… Have you tried finding a book about Aruba or by an Aruban author? It isn’t easy. I mean, they are out there, but no in the library and even the self-published ones on Amazon are about $8. And I’m sorry, but I’m not paying that for a self-published ebook. So, Australia it is.
And I already have the book. I was in an amazing 2nd-hand bookshop a while ago and was faced with an overwhelming number of choices. And obviously, because of that. I made the wrong choice. I should have gotten The Thornbirds by Colleen McCollough. It’s by a woman, which was one of the things I was going to try to get. And it’s stupidly well known all around the world (as far as I know– it certainly was for a while) and, just, it would have been a whole heap easier to read than the one I actually got.
So, the point it… I will be reading… The Age of Heroes by me. No. I won’t. I should. You should too. It is an easy read. Small. Cheap. And the money goes to a good cause. You can get your copy here, if you shop at Amazon.com.
In the meantime, I’ll be reading Illywhacker by Peter Carey. It looks pretty big. It probably isn’t going to be a particularly easy read, but I bought it, so I’m going to read it. It will probably take me months. Hopefully, I’ll see you before then.