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What I’m Reading Now


Hi, I’m back! Considering all the reading I’m going to be having the time to do, and that I’ve done already I thought I would do a sort of last, now and next post.

I’ve also linked this post up with ‘It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?’

I have just finished…

‘Small Great Things’- Jodi Picoult

I got a surprisingly good deal on the hardback of this, it was actually cheaper than the paperback. It’s the usual Jodi Picoult moral dilemma story. This time a black nurse is accused of being the cause of the death of the child of a white supremacist. I thought the voice of the white supremacist was surprisingly easy to emphasise with, but it’s difficult to judge how well her voice of a black woman came across. Full review to        follow

I am currently reading…

Do No Harm- Henry Marsh

Because I am insane I decided to start reading this memoir of a neurosurgeon about a week before I went into hospital. Whilst there I put it on a break (although I was still reading it the day before my surgery). I am finding it really interesting, and readable, and I’m almost done with it now. I got a good deal on this one too.

All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doeer

This one has been on my TBR pile since Christmas. I only started it today so I have no real opinion yet but I’ve heard great things, and it’s a novel set during wartime which I tend to enjoy.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- J.K. Rowling

I brought this one into the hospital mainly as a comfort read, and actually didn’t read much of it in the end (I have been tending to watch The Gilmore Girls as a comfort thing instead which takes even less concentration). I may still read it but it’s looking pretty unlikely. (link is to another edition)

Up next…

Nasty Women- Various

I got this series of essays about being a woman in the 21st century from netgalley. Once I’m done with ‘Do no Harm’ it’s going to be the next read on my kindle

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It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 17/3/14


It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Bookjourney Visit Book Journey for links to other blogs and to add your own.

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I’ve not taken part in this for a while, but I have time to create a post this week so thought I would join in.

Currently Reading


A Game of Thrones– I have finally gotten around to starting this series, A Game of Thrones has been on my shelf for ages. It’s long, but I’m enjoying in more and more the further I get into it. Shall probably finish this today. I’m reading it as part of the TBR Pile Challenge


Benediction– This one was a freebie from netgalley. I’ve heard good things about it so am looking forward to really reading it (have barely started). It’s an uncorrected proof though and doesn’t seem to have any quotation marks, which is a little annoying!

Finished Last Week.

House of Glass– another netgalley read, from an author I’ve read before. I think by the end I actually preferred this to the previous book I read by Sophie Littleford, but I had a few little annoyances too. I’ll probably review it next week.

Reviews


Attachments a pleasant romance, and good for this type of book. Nice for a relaxing read


The Train Ride was my Children’s Hour pick last week. Very simple story chronicling a train journey.

Added to the TBR


Benediction freebie via netgalley!

Dry bought for my kindle. It’s been on my wishlist since I read Running With Scissors (in my pre-blogging days) but it was on 99p on kindle so I finally bought it.

The Library of Unrequited Love also bought by me. A few people on BCF have been reading this one, and it sounded entertaining.

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It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 1/7/13


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

book, book 2 girls, book two girls, dark cover, black cover, book black, book dark, audrey niffenegger, her fearful symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry This book has been on my To Be Read (TBR) pile for so long. I love Niffenegger’s previous novel, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and I’ve heard mixed reviews of this one, so I was a bit anxious about being disappointed by it. It’s the story of two girls who inherit their aunt’s house, except her ghost is still living there. So far I am enjoying it, just not as much as The Time Traveller’s Wife

the end of your life book club, book, Will Schwalbe

The End of Your Life Book Club is part memoir, part book about books. It mainly concerns Will and his mother. Will’s mother has stage 4 cancer (i.e. incurable). When in various waiting rooms Will and his mother start talking about the various books they are reading, and start reading and discussing the same books. It’s also a lot about how the mother and extended family cope with her illness. So far it’s actually been strangely uplifting, and I’ve added a few books to my wishlist.

Reviews

A beautiful truth, book, chimp, chimp book, Colin McAdam

A Beautiful Truth is a story about chimps. Louee who is adopted by a childless couple forms one part of the series, the other part follows chimps who are part of a language and social interaction study. I found it a little difficult to read but the plot was rather interesting.

Bing, Bing paint day, book, children's book, picture book, Ted Dewan, bunny, bunny book, rabbit, rabbit book, bing bunny

Bing- Paint Day was my Children’s Hour pick last week. It’s basically a book about colours as it talks about what Bing is painting with different colours.

Added to the TBR

The Second Last Woman to Die in England, book, black book, shoes book, Maggie Joel

The Second-Last Woman in England is about the second to last woman to be executed in England. I won this book from An Armchair by the Sea
Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, book, black book, red book, black and red book, Jeff Lindsey

Dearly Devoted Dexter is the second book in the Dexter series. It’s been on my wishlist since I read the first, but I only just got a hold of it via bookmooch.

 

 

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