Monday, 9 April 2012

It's Monday, What Are You reading?

I read this book this week:

It was brilliant! If you love books like Tim Winton's Dirt Music, or Lee Child's Jack Reacher stories, about men travelling with minimal supplies in stark landscapes, then you will love this! And it's a quick read too. I'm excited about watching the movie now, which stars Willem Dafoe.

I'm still making my way through Mists of Avalon, although I've decided that I really don't like reading about pagan rituals. It just clashes too much with my Christian beliefs. I will probably finish it though, and just skip those bits.

Also I've been reading Jasper Jones which is an intriguing read about the murder of a teenage girl. The style of writing reminds me very much of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Another book I'm reading this week is Her Fearful Symmetry, which I'm loving!

I didn't realise it was a story about a ghost, so that was a nice surprise. I can imagine the Olsen twins playing the parts of the young twins in a movie version. And, funnily enough, there is a character with OCD, when I've only just finished reading another book about a person with OCD. I find it a fascinating illness.

Not sure what will be next up. I've just downloaded a stack of e-books and samples of books by 1920s writers from the Apple Bookstore onto our ipad, so I'll be trying out some of those.

Oh, also I got this book from my hubby as an Easter gift (such a sweet man!)

 It has a very pretty cover!

And I'm going to try to find Josephine Pennicott's new book at the shops this week:

I love this cover too!

Happy reading to you! xx

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  1. You've got a lot of great books! I love Her Fearful Symmetry although I found it rather disconcerting too. The end especially... didn't sit with me happily. You'll find out!

    I often find correspondences between books, like you had with the OCD characters. It's sometimes almost spooky when from one book to the next I find similar things (but each time very different from the similarities between the previous two books).

    Happy reading this week!

  2. I've never managed to make it through The Mists of Avalon and I so have to read Her Fearful Symmetry - it's been on my TBR list forever! You can check out my Monday here

  3. Love your blog theme. I focus on books and happiness, and I work at a primary school, so we have a lot in common.

    I love seeing great books people are reading in Australia, so I feel certain I will be back. Adding you to my reader....

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    Hope you will stop by!

  4. Ah, For Whom the Bell Tolls...I recall that one many years ago; time for a reread?

    I like the cover on Her Fearful Symmetry.

    Enjoy your reads, and thanks for visiting my blog. I got advance readers' copies on some of mine this week.

  5. Everneath looks pretty! Hope you like it! You got a good husband there :-P

    I've heard mixed things about 'Her Fearful Symmetry' so Id love to know your thoughts!

    New Follower :-)

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  6. Niffenegger is a unique author - you never know where her books are going to go!

    Happy reading this week :)

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

  7. I love The Great Gatsby - I remember reading it in high school and it's one of those books that I definitely want to reread one day.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  8. I haven't heard of The Hunter but it's going on my wishlist as I love the Jack Reacher series. I've only read The Time Traveler's Wife (and loved it) but Her Fearful Symmetry is waiting patiently for me. I really enjoyed Everneath, hope you do too.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  9. I'd like to read Jasper Jones, especially as it is set in WA which is where I was born. I hope you find a copy of the Poets Cottage - I will be interested to see what you think!

    Wishing you a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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