I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this week, with a cold which is making me feel really tired (great excuse for a nice sit down with a cup of tea and a good book).
New To My Shelves This Week:
Everything this week comes courtesy of one library or another. No matter how many books I already have stacked up on my TBR pile, I’m incapable of going to the library just to browse; I ALWAYS come out with something.
Eleanor And Park by Rainbow Rowell – I read Fangirl recently and absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed Landline too, so thought I should check out other works by this author.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey – I stumbled upon this book whilst browsing in the bookshop a few weeks back and kept thinking I would probably get it once I’d read a few of the books on my TBR pile, but recently I’ve read so much positive feedback about it that I didn’t feel like waiting any longer, so I’m looking forward to starting this soon.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – The library have really done me proud this time, for look at this wonderful book. I requested this book ages ago, way before publication, and way before I realised it was long listed for the Booker Prize. I think the cover is absolutely wonderful, and can’t wait to see if the story contained within the pages lives up to my expectations.
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week:
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. Gave this one 5 stars because I loved every minute of every short story (and I’m not generally a reader of short stories).
Books That Have Caught My Eye This Week (Must find out more):
Temeraire by Naomi Novik – Mainly because the cover has been redesigned and that caught my eye, then I realised I’d already purchased the e-book, way back when I first had my e-reader, so now my interest is raised again and I really must get around to reading it.
Anarchy by James Treadwell – I actually cannot believe that I missed this book. I read the first book, Advent a while ago. How has it escaped my notice that the sequel is available? I really must get my hands on this book.
Events I’ve Participated In:
#bookadayuk is still in progress on Twitter. For more information, see this post on Welovethisbook.com. I’ll be doing a mid-month progress post on this topic some time next week.
Also, the Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon has just started, (see HERE for more information) so that will be keeping me occupied for the next couple of weeks. I love read-a-thons, and the idea that so many like-minded people from all around the world are all joining together to participate in a reading event. I always end up finding countess books that I must add to my TBR list whilst browsing blogs.
Other Posts This Week: