Towards the end of 2013, I went weeks without reading any fiction. And not reading fiction is a concept as alien to me as not breathing. There wasn't any particular reason for it. It was just one of those things.
I didn't receive a book or a book token at Christmas, either. Most unusual.
Tara Road is an old favourite and I have lost count how many times I have read it. I did hear a while ago that someone in Hollywood had bought the rights to it, and Amazon is showing a DVD of the same name for sale from around 2005. It has a gazillion rubbish reviews.
A Field Guide to Now was flagged up on Ali's website. I gave it as shot, as it sounded interesting, but it turned out to be one of those books that anyone of us could have written, if we'd had the foresight to have the idea in the first place.
Great Escaper was actually a Christmas gift for The Brainy One and is about Roger Bushell, the real-life Big X. The Great Escape is my favourite film of all time, so I am looking forward to getting stuck into this.
I'm also waiting for Hands Free Mama to come back into stock at Amazon and it's another title recommended by Ali.
What are you reading?