In a comment on my earlier post about Orwell’s 1984, Lesley said she is reading Orwells’s diaries in blog form. I think I might have heard about this before, but I had never checked it out until Lesley mentioned it. And now I am reading the diaries, too.
There is an introductory post that talks about the diaries, the two basic types: personal and political. In the personal entries he writes about the weather, plants, preserving fruit, and finding snakes. These aren’t topics I would imagine Orwell writing about, and the very fact that the topics are so ordinary makes the posts interesting. I look forward to continuing to read and learn more about Orwell through his diaries. If you haven’t checked them out, I would recommend that you do.