Monday, 2 April 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Last week I read the brilliant One More Time by Damien Leith. What an engaging, heartwarming story with unusual, memorable characters. Just genius! And a very quick read. I'm a pretty slow reader and it took me about 3 hours all up. You must get a copy of this if you can.

An Irish traveller, Sean is trekking in Nepal with his guide Mani. Mani is an overworked, underpaid porter who carries Sean's backpack and sets the pace for the trek. On the way they meet a Japanese tourist who is arrested by Maoists asking for donations for their cause. The Japanese man refuses tro pay and is taken by force. Sean and Mani continue their climb, with Mani suffering stomach pains and Sean suffering the continual rituals of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Brilliant character portraits and shocking twists make for compelling reading!


Now I am immersed in The Mists of Avalon, which is completely intriguing, but, for me, is a long read. I will need another week to finish it!  I am loving the character portrayals, and the juxtaposition of pagan and Christian beliefs in the time of King Arthur.

I'll be reading some small books after this:


What books have you enjoyed lately? And what's next on your list?
Have a great reading week.



  1. I read the Avalon series years ago and loved them. The other books look good too. Have a great week!

  2. :) Don't you just love books in series - I enjoy finding out what the characters are up to, even now.

    Happy reading this week!

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

  3. I love the cover for Jasper Jones! I know they shouldn't matter so much, but they can really draw a girl in.

  4. I do not think I realised you wrote book reviews as well Wendy, or maybe I just forgot, so many blogs to keep up with. I will try to watch out in future, did you know I have a Book Review blog as well. I like the sound of One More Time.


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