Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Blimey! Ahead of myself...

As I thought, I managed to race through Ten Big Ones in a day so I am now in the very strange position of being ahead of myself.

I have therefore decided to read "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis" by Tony Hawks, famous bug eyed comedian who went round Ireland with a fridge.

My friend Kathy would like to read this after me so I will crack on with it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Week 9 Books

I plan to read the third book in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, Morality for Beautiful Girls.

I love this series and am cracking through them; great summer reads.

I also received a copy of Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich in the post yesterday.

I am taking part in an International Book Ray so need to read it quite quickly and send it onto the next person.

So that is my second book for Week 9. I love Stephanie Plum so it shouldn't take me too long to read.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Week 8 books

I loved the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency so much that I read the second in the series, The Tears of the Giraffe over the weekend.

I am also reading Cider with Roadies by Stuart Maconie, which is his musical memoir.

Very funny it is too.

He is a year older than me and grew up in Wigan - his opinions on glam rock are spot on. I also love the chapter on Northern Soul (which I am just discovering now, being a Southern Jessie dwelling in Bolton).

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Week 7 books

I decided to read How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff as my first book this week.

It took me a day which would be impressive but it's a book for teenagers. That said, I loved it and think I would have loved it as a teen too.

It was like The Time Traveller's Wife for younger readers; it had the same dreamy and romantic air to it.

I've just started the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; which is of course the first in his African Lady Detective Agency books.

They have come highly recommended by nearly everyone I know (including my mum) so I'm hopeful that I'll enjoy them.

I also thought they would be a good contrast to the Scottish books he's written, which I hope to work my way through this summer too.

Loved The Painter!

I finished The Painter on Friday night (actually Saturday morning as I was out until 1am). I couldn't put it down and found it very compelling and sexy, much preferring the modern story to the seventeenth century tale (I seem to differ from others in this). I then read the final chapters again as I thought I'd rushed it too much.

Great book, think I might have to keep it and have another read sometime.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Week Six books

Having been to the Bookcrossing Unconvention at the weekend (and doing no reading!) and having read The Beautiful Game I've got a bit behind but luckily I Was Amelia Earhart only took me a day to read.

This week, I have read 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith which was enjoyable but a bit silly, and strangely old fashioned.

I have just started The Painter by Will Davenport which is an interesting tale of Rembrandt painting a picture of a captain's wife and then one of her descendants discovering the journal detailling their affair.

I'm enjoying it so far.