Monday, 6 July 2009

Feb 25th 2009 - Reading

This past month I've spent too much time reading and not enough time doing. (Please tell me that you can never spend too much time reading).
It started with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight trilogy which were actually purchased by my husband from a hospital book stall (the broken thumb incident). He didn't know what he was buying, 3 plain black books without dust covers, he bought them because they were big, 50p each and he thought he had a long wait. Anyway they languished here for some months unread until I suddenly realised what they were and decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Now I understand, the Twilight series is strangley addictive, I might just have to buy the fourth book in the saga.(And no Zoe I'm not in love with Edward I think I'd much prefer Jacob!).
Next came Kathy Reichs Bones to Ashes. I've read several of Kathy Reichs books over the past year, mostly found in charity shops and have found that I far prefer forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan to Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta.
Another charity shop find was Missing Joseph, a Elizabeth George Inspector Linley mystery. I'm pretty sure the BBC have dramatised this one, the story was so familiar but there is so much depth to George's characterisation that you just have to carry on reading even when you know the outcome.
I've also found myself delving back into some Agatha Christie's notably Tommy & Tuppence and Miss Marple, oh how I love a good Miss Marple....


  1. Just wanted to stop in and say HI! I have about four books going at the same time right now- a LLamour one, Count of Monte Cristo, 311 Pelican Court (Macomber), and a Lisa See (Peony Love)...but right now I feel the opposite- too much doing and not enough reading, so NO you can never spend too much time reading! Happy Reading!

  2. Here's what I've been reading...Little Bee, beautifully written but tough subject about a Nigerian refugee in the UK. The Shadow of the Wind...a book about books that includes murder and intrigue...

  3. Hi Carolyn! I'm reading Nana by Zola this summer, among others. I got a recommendation for a mystery: The Big Nap, by Ayelet Waldman, which I shall searc out.

  4. Good luck with this new blog.