In September I will be hosting the Librarything read a long of Elizabeth Taylor’s The Soul of Kindness. Each month during this year of Elizabeth Taylor’s centenary there has been a different blog host, they have all been so brilliant, insightful and enthusiastic that I am feeling a little nervous now that it is coming to my turn.
As The Soul of Kindness is a novel which I haven’t read before I am going to read it next week to give myself time to properly think about it. I may even revisit the Elizabeth Taylor biography The Other Elizabeth Taylor by Nicola Beauman. Until I have read The Soul of Kindness I don’t know exactly what form each post will take – but I welcome ideas. I am very interested in the autobiographical side of Elizabeth Taylor’s writing, and I love her child characters- so maybe these are things I can explore. I also feel a giveaway coming on – details later.
What I would love though is to encourage others to read The Soul of Kindness too. So I’m giving you fair warning to run to your local bookshop or library and acquire a copy to read a long with us.
I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Elizabeth Taylor’s complete short stories recently by the publisher. I have read a few of them already and I have to say Elizabeth Taylor was wonderful short story writer too. This is a really fabulous collection.
I am looking forward to my first blog host and hope that a lot of you will join in.