A week in winter, Kate Morton, Live Bait, Maeve Binchey, Mary Ann Schaffer, memes, Michael Frayn, P.J.Tracy, reading challenge, Reading down the house, Spies, The guernsey literary & potato peel pie society, The Secret keeper, Want to play, WWW Wednesdays
Anyone can play along – just answer these 3 questions
What are you currently reading
What did you recently finish reading
What do you think you’ll read next
My current read is – A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey
This has been on my ipad for quite a while now – with the busy week I have coming up I was looking for an easy read, and this seemed to fill the bill. I don’t have a good track record with Maeve Binchey’s books, although so far this has seemed to be more a collection of short stories about different characters – I only started reading it late last night so hopefully it will all come together in the end. We shall see 🙂
I have to confess I just couldn’t finish Crossing to Safety – I was getting bogged down so returned it to allow another person loaning rights.
I might try again in the New Year.
Over the past two weeks I did finish reading –
The Guerney Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
I thought this was going to be a fun read and I wasn’t wrong but what I didn’t bargain for was all the historical information it contained as well. It was a really interesting book in that it had a great little story as well as incorporating loads of weird and wonderful and some absolutely awful things about the German occupation of Guernsey during WW2. If we hadn’t been going away I might even have read it again but most likely I’ll borrow it again and reread in the New Year.
The other week I mentioned some books that were destined to be read in 2014 – part of Dar’s Reading down the House challenge. I thought I might take one away ‘cept it (as well as some of the others) turned out to be part of series. Never fear I sorted that one out and managed to borrow:
Want to Play by P J Tracy
Live Bait by P J Tracy
These were books 1 and 2 of the Monkeewrench series, involving murder, crime, police dept and a company of IT specialists situated in the Minneapolis area. Easy reads – not too involved as far as plots go but ones I didn’t solve so that says something. I’m looking forward to number 3.
Last time I took part Friko mentioned the fact that some authors ‘don’t travel well’ meaning (I think) they are not too well known in countries other than their home one. She named some of her favourites and by chance I saw a book by one of them at the library that very week.
Spies by Micheal Frayn
This was another book with WW2 as part of the storyline, written by an English author Michael Frayn. To begin with I wasn’t too enthralled but after a while began to enjoy the toing and froing in time that takes place in the main characters mind. Twists and turns at regular intervals – even though I felt quite drained by the end I was surprised at how much I did enjoy it. See if you can find it – you won’t be disappointed.
My next planned reads will be:
Dead Run by P J Tracy
No 3 in the series (written by a mother-daughter ‘team’) – need to keep going to find out what the next one contains lol
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Youngish australian author – have read all of her other works so look forward to enjoying this one.
When you are out in the middle of the ocean (as I will be next week) with not a care in the world and a need to while the time away you really can’t do any better than picking up a real live book or other reading device – yes that will fill the bill qute nicely lol
Now that I’ve stopped talking 🙂
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