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text 2014-02-08 06:47
Why do I keep starting books? (before I finish the previous one...)
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5) - Hugh Howey
Love's Will - Meredith Whitford
Just This Once - Rosalind James
Doctor Who: Apollo 23 - Justin Richards

Only the one dead tree book on the go at the moment - Wool, which was recommended to me by our school librarian. I've read the first section of it, and I'm hooked, but now that I'm back at work after the summer holidays it's hard to have enough brain left at the end of the day to be able to read it.

On the phone I have Love's Will  AND Just This Once in progress via the kindle ap. Really enjoying Love's Will, and happily knocked off another chapter and a bit on the ferry back from the city this afternoon. I find Meredith Whitford's writing style very appealing, and this is an interesting read to follow up The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England   which I read late last year. Just This Once finally wore down my resistance... Hero plays rugby for the Blues (which is local team here in Auckland, and I just renewed my season tix!) Seems the ideal time to read this one, even if I am still in the middle of Love's Will.

I have Doctor Who: Apollo 23 on audiobook, giving me something to listen to while waiting for the library to get the audiobook I really want (I Am Half-Sick of Shadows) . I'm actually enjoying it a lot more than I did to start with, although the narrator has some very annoying accents and pronunciations. I have been seduced by the idea of the Apollo program continuing in secret into the 1980s.

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text 2014-01-17 08:31
Last Chance...
Last Chance to See - Mark Carwardine

Read the first section of this while staying with a friend last week. (That's normal, right? Visit a friend you've not seen for a while and go through their bookshelf to see if there is anything you fancy?) So while she did a spot of work in her veggie garden on Sunday afternoon, I sat out in the sunshine "keeping her company" and started reading this, which I'd just helped myself to from her shelves.

I refrained from slipping it into my hand luggage (possibly a guilt-related decision, due to the fact that last time I borrowed a book from her I failed to return it for several years), so Yay public library. So far I'm finding Mark's writing style perfectly satisfactory.

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text 2013-12-20 10:23
Holiday Reading
The Fiery Heart - Richelle Mead
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City - Meljean Brook
The Pagan Lord CD (Audiocd) - Bernard Cornwell
Lionheart - Sharon Kay Penman
Spectyr - Philippa Ballantine
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
The Last Days of Richard III - John Ashdown-Hill
Genghis: Bones of the Hills - Conn Iggulden
Selected Poems - William Carlos Williams
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5) - Hugh Howey

So, I'm on holiday for the next 4 weeks. Woohoo!!! I've a stack of reading lined up... 

  Have had this going in the car for the best part of a week. BC can't write this series fast enough for me.



 Hmm, started this a few days ago. Can't say I'm in love with Adrian's POV, so not racing through this as fast as I might otherwise have.


Sigh. This had slipped my attention earlier in the year, but it fit the bill for something to read at the hairdresser earlier this week. Keeping it to read on my phone for now, for those times you have to wait somewhere and I feel a bit stupid playing pocket frogs in public. I'm sure I'll weaken and knock off the rest of this before too long.

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text 2013-10-26 08:34
slow reading week...
Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria) - Ki Longfellow
Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan,Trini Alvarado
Playing Games (A Games Novel) (Volume 2) - Jessica Clare, 'Jill Myles'

Sigh, being back at work has really slowed the reading back down. Never mind. For some reason Flow Down Like Silver  has been slow going. I'm enjoying it very well, but I regularly find myself reading back over paragraphs to see what more I can get from them - close reading I guess rather than the usual casual flit through. I might have to post some quotes, as there have been some crackers. Still at least a couple of weeks reading here.


Esperanza Rising has been an unexpected treasure. I can't quite remember how I stumbled across it - the online version of browsing the library I think. I was looking for a Historical Fiction set in the Americas for a reading challenge and found this. A lovely story, and the audio performance is wonderful. It's an odd juxtaposition to be reading this so soon after The Road to Wigan Pier, and the similarities & contrasts between the Mexican & other migrant labourers in California's central valley with the mining communities in the north of England are most interesting.


And I finally got around to buying Playing Games, having read and enjoyed the first in the series - Wicked Games very much. Nice to see the main characters from Wicked Games feature in Playing Games.


Next up... no idea what's next up!

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text 2013-10-10 10:57
Arrgh! How did I get so many books in my currently reading pile?
Burning Up (Berkley Sensation) - 'Meljean Brook', 'Virginia Kantra','Angela Knight',Nalini Singh
The Food Truck Cookbook - Michael Van de Elzen
Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria) - Ki Longfellow
The Road to Wigan Pier - George Orwell
The Keeper of Secrets - Julie Thomas

So, 2nd week of the holidays, & I've been doing a few other things rather than just reading. I've been pretty good at starting books this week though. After finishing my previous audiobook, I have now started The Road to Wigan Pier, which has been pretty interesting. It got a bit confusing when I stuck the wrong CD into the player while driving home this evening, and I listened to 20 minutes of it before I realised what I'd done. Duh. I thought it had been a rather abrupt change of topic! Still, lacking much in the way of a plot it's not actually made much difference to the listening experience. Jeremy Northam is doing excellent work as the reader.

I started reading Flow Down Like Silver, then realised that the other novel I have out of the library has a long waiting list and therefore it would be more sensible to read it first... so FDLS is now on the back burner while I knock off The Keeper of Secrets. I'm about half way through, and the story has sucked me in to the extent that I'm no longer feeling as irritated by some aspects of the writing as I was in the early chapters. The story is about a violin that is looted from it's German-Jewish owner during the war, and its journey back to the family 70 years later.

 I started reading Burning Up for the first "Iron Seas" novella, which was OK, but nowhere near as good as The Iron Duke. I'm interested in the Angela Knight too, as I've not read anything of hers that wasn't Mageverse, so that could be interesting. Not going to bother with the Nalini Singh; she's too dark for my taste.


And then there's the cookbook, which I'm continuing to try out, though I've already decided I won't be buying a copy.


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