Thursday, 6 May 2010

What Are You Reading?

As it's the first Thursday in the month, I've been to my Book Group this morning. Zennor In Darkness by Helen Dunmore has been traded in for the fabulously titled The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I picked up Zennor In Darkness late last month, because of the trip to Scotland and forgot to blog about it. We were a small group this morning, just 7 of us, but our discussion was well-rounded and informative. The conclusion reached was that it was an okay read.
I'm zipping through Kisses On A Postcard, a lovely little read, and have two travelogues by Patrick Leigh Fermor waiting to be started; these were recommended by Mel.
What's on your list for this month?

8 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Ruth... I wish I could tell you I have all sorts of things slated to read, but alas, I'm still up to my eyeballs in workmen. I'm too tired to read at night... though I did read an entire book about Jackie Kennedy. It was a gift from Claudie and Julie (two Canadian blogger friends), and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I also have a big stack of magazines. AND I recently bought a book about Churchill. I adore him and have numerous books about his life. SO I guess I am reading. I also have an early work by Michael Lee West (another fellow blogger) whose works I enjoy.

I will definitely check out your recommendations! THANKS!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sian said...

I have just started "Sunnyside" by Glen david Gold..very, very strange book!

humel said...

I have the same editions of the Patrick Leigh Fermors! :-) I'm just finishing off Between the Woods and the Water (not had much time for reading over the last week or two so it's taking me a while!) Then I have a light read lined up: I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend, by Cora Harrison. I'll let you know if it's any good xx

Ladkyis said...

To see my mount Toobyred just look here
http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/Ladkyis/page_1/statusfilter_1

I tend to register all fiction books with bookcrossing and pass tyhem on either through swaps, relays, bookboxes or through what we call Wild releasing. This is where we leave a book somewhere - anywhere for someone unknown to pick up. The book has a special number inside and when you put that into the bookcrossing website you can see who has read it before you. AND, you don't need to register on the site if you don't want to.

Liz said...

Where are Bill and Babe? I'll take a picture of mine later!!

Mum said...

Interesting selection of books ~ I have recently passed the Leigh Femor books onto the charity shop!(much older editions)Kisses on a postcard is a nice little read (thanks Liz) and I'm part way through The Bookseller of Kabul.

suddenly sahm said...

Thanks for the good suggestions everyone and awesome topic choice, Ruth! I just finished Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger, Curtis Sittenfeld's The Man of My Dreams and Tobias Wolff's Old School. Next up is A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood, then it's on to Monkeys by Susan Minot and An Education.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I just finished some non fiction about Flappers in America and am currently re-working my way through EM Delafield's Provincial Lady series. I also have City of Dragons & Writ in Stone, which are murder mysteries, waiting for me

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