It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up!
This month we begin with Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. I haven’t read the book but I watched the movie after I finished The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. The ending of Rindell’s book left me completely confused and a friend, who’d also read Typist, simply said “Fight Club.” Continue reading
01. Late-afternoon-altostratus taken at McCrae beach. Continue reading
It’s usually slim-pickings in February – the return to school and uni generally means less reading time but I guess it’s about quality over quantity. Here’s the Feb rewind –
2012: Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany – she writes with such simplicity and power. Continue reading
Is there a sub-genre for novels best accompanied by gin? Is now*. Continue reading
Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Barkskins by Annie Proulx Continue reading
I haven’t been shouting from the rooftops about new releases this year – not because there’s been a lack of ace new books but because I’ve been focusing my reading on what’s been languishing in the TBR stack.
But thanks to the magic that is NetGalley, a few have come my way… This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the 2016 new releases that have made my heart sing. Continue reading
1. Stop. Everything. How did I not know that Suzanne Rindell has a new book out?
2. Ate lots of Easter eggs on Sunday* and wore my activewear all day because it was so strenuous. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned my book group previously. I love them all dearly but they’re not flash at reading the book. That would drive some people mental but, after 15 years, I’m okay with it. On the upside, whenever my book group actually does talk about the book for more than a few minutes, the book was obviously a good pick.
Over the last month or so, two of my Twitter buddies have asked for book group recommendations. Here’s what I suggested (all being books that got my book group really talking) – Continue reading
It’s time again for my favourite meme! Based on the concept of six degrees of separation, Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith have created #6DEGREES, where bloggers share links between books in six moves. Check out the rules if you want to play along.
This month’s starting point is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I only have good things to say about this book and at the end of the year it will, without doubt, be on my list of the best books I read in 2014. Continue reading
1. Happy New Year!
2. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepare annual reports for blogs. I’ll share a few bits for this blog: Continue reading