My book pile this year is positively teetering and the truth is, I haven't got the time to read everything that I need to read. Mostly at the moment, it is variations on the Bluebeard fairy tale for my ILS module; namely Perrault and Grimm, plus Angela Carter and others thrown in. I have to reread Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson, to see if it truly has any bearing on this and also Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides. Aside from academic study, I am trying to cram in a book on James Boswell and Kate Mosse's Mistletoe Bride. Reading is meant to be for leisure, isn't it?