|From THIS to a flat in Dorset.|
The other thing that has coincided with my holiday has been NOT SUMMER. Come on, Summer, it's MAY for heaven's sake! We had hail this week, and that's just not good enough.
So my secret plans for catching up on filing and paperwork, interspersed with nice private afternoons bikini-clad with my book in the back garden, have not come to pass. I have read some good books though. The Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way, a beautiful edition by Ursula Le Guin. I highly recommend this, especially for reading in the garden while the bees buzz among your weeds, despite occasional drizzle.
I read The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, with fascination. This book explains so much of the history of conflict in Afghanistan, while looking at the trend for girls to be dressed and raised as boys. Of course. If I had a daughter there, I would probably dress her up as a boy and let her go to school too.
I'm now reading Radical: My Journey Out Of Islamist Extremism, and so far so good.
Now, that's enough procrastinating for me. Have you read any good books lately? Do recommend!