This year I reviewed 50 books! That was my goal at the start of the year, so I feel quite smug (admittedly some of them were light and fun – Wicked Business) A few of my favourites were The Art of Fielding The Marriage Plot The Rules of Civility If You’re Reading This I [...]
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I read The Book of Lost Threads and loved it, consequently I was very keen to read Ms Evans new novel. I wasn’t disappointed, but I would think very carefully before recommending this novel – mostly because of the content (I don’t want to give anything away, but there is death and mental [...]
I wrote a post on The Art of Mending, but WordPress ate it and I don’t have the stamina to write it again. Here are some other reviews … http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/the-art-of-mending-by-elizabeth-berg/ http://muddypuddlemusings.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/12-art-of-mending-elizabeth-berg.html
This I read (or at least blogged) 33 books – last year I did 37 (I blame the lower number on Bleak House and Little Dorrit!). My favourite novels of 2011 (that’s when I read them) were Olive Kitteridge, Freedom, A Visit From the Goon Squad, Elegies for the Broken Hearted, Notes from an Exhibition and [...]
This book was recommended here (and she writes such fabulous reviews you should go and read it). I reserved it at the library – I was about fifth in line – and one day an email arrives to say it was waiting for me. Lexie Sinclair cannot stay. Enclosed within her parents’ genteel country lawn, [...]
I’ve read this biography of Nancy Wake. She was an amazing women and lead a fascinating life – check it out here. I wasn’t all that impressed with this biography. More to do with the style than the content – it was too chatty and long-winded for my liking.
I read 37 books for this blog last year (I read other books for JaneAustenReviews.com) and I upset one author (check out the comments). So a good reading year. My three favourite reads were: Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott The Legacy by Kristen Tranter Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. My least favourite book [...]
As there was so much hype about this novel (even Mr H read it or at least listened to it), I thought I should read it too. I don’t think I’ll be reading two or three. It was too violent for me. I prefer to remain ignorant of all of the evil people do to [...]
This is the first Anne Bronte novel I have read. I’ve read Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights (which I hated), and Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre (I liked it) and Shirley (I liked it). I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was very long and religious – not for a modern audience – but still I finished [...]
This year I plan to consume less. I’m not going to buy any new books this year (except for the book club books). I’m going to read the books in my pile, the books hidden in my book shelves plus make more use of the library. Currently in my pile I have: The Lacuna Barbara [...]