A glut of Bellow
In the library today I came across a trio of Penguin Modern Classics - all by Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler's Planet, The Actual and The Victim, which I feel (I hope) will suit my current reading mood. The last book by Bellow had been Sieze the Day and I had loved it. In terms of reading I'm actually comforted by the melancholic! And it is through reading that I've come to identify huge parts of myself - that knowledge in itself can be comforting. But then there have been periods in which I've not been able to even pick up a book, let alone read one. But they are always there - waiting.