Matisse: Girl reading, vase of flowers (image from here)
From time to time I need a little 'snack' reading as a break from 'banquets' of deep thinking. I listen to the radio while I am drawing on the computer, and had heard an amusing dramatization of a mystery novel by Colin Watson. I like varying the language I read; enjoying the taste of the writing as I consume it, and this applies to mystery novels as much as to any other kind of subject matter.
I have just completed reading Watson's first Flaxborough novel: Coffin scarcely used. Having enjoyed being in the 50s, and wanting to bring myself back gradually to the present day, I have decided to follow it with Margaret Forster's My life in houses.
Warren Criswell: Sleep reading (image from here)
I also like to vary the visual content as much as language and subject matter, looking at inspirational and/or thought-provoking input from a broad range of art. Intrigued by Margaret Cooter's post on Betty Woodman I found an inexpensive copy of a book about her with lots of fabulous illustrations of her work, and it is buzzing my brain in between times.
Vanessa Bell: Girl reading (image from here)