Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Seven Year Itch - Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

Bought on a 3 for 2 at waterstons.. have read all their other books and whilst I wouldn't say this was the most amazing peice of writing ever it was funny and easy to read.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Between A Rock And a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

Wouldn't have bought it but borrowed it from Mark to see just what had happened. Not for the squeemish but very factual diary of events (he was an experienced outdoorsman who got trapped and had to cut his hand off to save his life!). So, informative but also padded out by 50%, telling background stories of his other outdoors experiences.


Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells

Same author as "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood" and about the same family. It makes you laugh in places but has a sad side to it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The house of sleep - Jonathan Coe

Got sent this in the book chain letter thing. Have read it before but couldn't remember that until I'd finished.

Liked it again though, slightly freaky love story and written so that the time line jumps around.


Camomile Lawn - Mary Wesley

Bought on a 3 for 2 at waterstones but not really sure what it was about, or that she'd written it late in life.
Actually it was perfectly up my street.. nice politeness with a bit of story (well a war) added in. There was a lot of sleeping around but not as racy as the telly program made it (I understand.. I didn't see the telly!


On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan

Lovely. perfect McEwan style.. waiting for something to happen, on the edge of your seat. As you've all read it I probably don't need to go on but just give it.....


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris

An early book by Joanne Harris and no food references, thank goodness! Quite a gothic story set in Victorian times with ghosts and spirits. Her style is still recognisable, but an interesting change in subject. It has recently been reprinted since the popularity of her later books.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

If you like Bill Bryson you'll love this. An extensive and very sweet run through Bryson's childhood in 50s small-town America. Great for anyone old enough to recognise and appreciate nostalgia. And a good easy read for anyone who just likes his style. Thank you sarah.


Monday, June 04, 2007

the mermaids chair - Sue Monk Kidd

Lovely lovely lovely, read it in a weekend.

Very much like secret life of bees in style and comfort.

9/10 (possibly a 10 if I'm honest!)