Currently Reading: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man


The reading I had mapped out for myself this year was a real cornucopia of genres and topics. Normally, I stick to a lot of classic fiction. But this year's list had, oddly, just one work of fiction and it was semi-autobiographical. But this one, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man appealed to me, because it was said to be an almost first-hand account of someone who lived in the era Downton Abbey is set in, and of course...I'm all over that time period! I thought it would be intriguing reading. I'm almost half-way through, and I found the stories of his young childhood amusing and poignant. But at this point in the book, he's a young man in his early 20's who drifts without career ambitions or philanthrophic pursuits, and I must admit to becoming decidedly irked with him. Time will tell if I end up liking it by the last page.

Anyone else out there read this? What are you reading now?

4 comments:

  1. Interesting sounding book! I'd be curious to know your final assessment. Our eight-year-old and I are listening to Little Dorrit (we love Simon Vance's reading!), I'm reading the second book of Miss Read's Thrush Green series, I just started Reformation Women ;-), and my husband and I are listening to The Fellowship of the Ring (read by Rob Inglis).

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  2. Love Little Dorrit! Have you seen the movie version?

    Yay, for Reformation Women!

    You have a lot of books going at once. I'm always in awe of that. I just plod through them one at a time. ;-)

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  3. Yes, I think I have seen the Little Dorrit adaptation; although I'd love to see it again after listening to it (this is my second time through as it recently occurred to me that my daughter would love it).

    I was always a "one book at a time" gal until I started listening to some audiobooks several years ago, and I found that if the books I listened to were read by different readers, I didn't have trouble keeping track of the various stories (it also helps if the books are different genres and if I am reading or listening to them at different specific times with different people). ;)

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