On the Night Table [3]


This week’s reading choices are an eclectic mix of Non-fiction, Classic Erotica, YA and Adult fiction.

Truth be told, I’ve read Little Birds of Anäis Nin before but I wanted to feature it on my Throwback Thursday either this week or next week. It’s a slim volume, an anthology of sorts. It’s a collection of short stories that are not suitable for young children. I did like it when I read it; but I’ve read it so long ago, I can only remember bits and pieces of it.

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson is a huge tome that will probably sit here forever. I think I’ve mentioned it before that this enigmatic man has always been a fascination of mine. I’m taking my time reading his biography.


The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston  is an odd one. It’s a story about a disfigured boy whose mother is like Aphrodite herself. Lusted by boys (including her own son), men and women alike. It’s written by a Canadian author and is set in East Coast Canada. It’s got subtle humour and a fascinating insight to a life of a mother and son in the 50s. I can’t quite decide about this book yet.

Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney This one I’ve already finished. I enjoyed it immensely. It’s like that movie, Night at the Museum where statues and figures come to life every night. This book has Art History and beautiful paintings described in Whitney’s words. I tell ya, I’ve never been more motivated to go visit an Art gallery after reading this.

Those are my reading choices for this week. I meant to post this on Monday but I forgot that Photo Vomit goes up that day. I’m sort of getting back to reading YA again – slowly so that’s good news for the hundreds of books I’ve got stock piled in my shelves.

What about you? What are you reading this week? Have you read any of these? What do you think?