It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 4/3/13

It’s been a while since I’ve taken part in It’s Monday! What are you reading?  (which is hosted by Bookjourney) but I have time to write the post this week so I thought, why not? Visit Book Journey for links to other blogs and to add your own.

Currently Reading

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé- Joanne Harris This book is third in the Chocolat series. Having loved Chocolat and enjoyed Lollipop Shoes I was looking forward to this one, although I haven’t got far enough into it yet to judge. In this one Vivianne is called back to the village where she first opened her chocolate shop to find much has changed.

The Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey I got this book as a kindle deal after Christmas. The story followers an older couple who moved to Alaska to escape the sadness of their childless life. A fresh start. One day a child appears in the snow. Could this be the child the couple have longed for? Does she even exist at all? Despite a slow start I’m enjoying this book so far.

Finished Last Week.

1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off this book was so cheap on kindle it was ridiculous! And it still is only 20p (click the image for amazon). I love the QI show, and I’ve read most of the books. They are always full of interesting things you never knew, and this was no exception. I just wish there was a bit less repetition from the show.

The Specimen- Martha Lea I was sent this book by Canongate and I’ve been reading it since December, that’s a hell of a long time for me! It really was not holding my attention. It is the story of a Victorian woman who goes to Brazil with her lover to study the insects there. Decades later her lover is murdered, and she is the suspect, but what went wrong and why would she kill the man who allowed her to live her dreams?

A Long Way Down- Nick Hornby is the story of 4 people who interrupt each others suicide attempts and decide together to wait and see if they still want to commit suicide in 6 weeks time.

Reviews

A Long Way Down- Nick Hornby (see description above) wasn’t as good as the other Hornby novels I have read, but was better than other funny suicide novels.

Irv’s Odyssey: Seeking the Way Home- Irving H. Podolsky is the third in series where Irv searches for meaning in his life

I am the Music Man- Debra Potter was my Children’s Hour pick last week. It’s a version of the well known song from school discos with bright pictures and a variation in instruments.

Added to the TBR

Life After Life- Kate Atkinson despite being closed for review requests at the moment I just cannot resist the occasional peak at netgalley, which is where Life After Life is from. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Kate Atkinson but despite my sister and my mum both enjoying her books I’ve somehow never got around to reading anything by her. This is a sort of Groundhog Day novel. If you could live your life again what would you change? And what impact would it have? This one is going straight to the top of my TBR pile.

The Show- John A. Heldt is a sequel to The Mine which I have previously reviewed on this blog. It follows on from The Mine where a woman from the 1940s discovered that the man she loved is a time traveller from 2000. Grace manages to follow her man, only to stumble back in time to 1918! It was given to me by the author.

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12 responses to “It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 4/3/13

  1. Life After Life is brilliant. Loved it more than her crime novels!

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  2. I loved the Snow Child!!
    I need to look for the 3rd book in the Chocolat series as I loved the first two. Thanks for letting me now there is a 3rd 🙂

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  3. I’m a fan of Joanne Harris so I’ll be looking for your thoughts on this one, I’ve not read this one yet.

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  4. You have been reading The Specimen for a long time! Did it improve or are you determined to finish?
    Have a great week!

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  5. It just held my attention enough not to give up, and the end was quite good, but it took too long to get there!

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  6. It seems to be good going so far. Hopefully it won’t take as long to read as my last paper book!

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  7. I’m not sure where you are in the world but I know in some places it’s called Peaches for Father Francis instead. The only problem with it is that I’ve forgotten half of what happened in the other 2

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  8. I’m really looking forward to it, and it sounds a bit more like my type of book than her crime ones.

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  9. I keep reading good reviews of The Snow Child, and really should pick it up sometime soon. Happy reading!

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  10. Thanks.

    The Snow Child was good, but it was a little slow to start and a little quick to end!

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  11. Looks like you had a good week! I like Hornby, but I’m not sure if I could stomach that one.

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  12. I tend to like slightly depressing fiction so maybe my view is skewed but this was surprisingly light.

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