Colleen Mondor, who I first met via Bookslut, asked me to recommend some books I read in 2008 for her site Chasing Ray. Because I apparently have no long-term memory I only talked about books I’d not yet finished. Since writing those incomplete reviews I’ve finished both Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Ghostwritten. Both were excellent all the way through to the last syllable.
(Because you were dying to know: I’m currently still in the middle of A Passion for Mars, along with J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace, and Charles Schulz’s Complete Peanuts: 1969-1970.)