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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Reading n stuff

Summer holidays are here again and my thoughts turn to my reading list for my jollies. What are you taking on holidays and how many do you actually read? First holiday post separation I took 10 books for a 14 days away. My friends thought it hilarious, I managed to read 7 in the end. My reading list has shortened some what in  the intervening period. So here I am with 2 weeks ahead of me and I'm in need of inspriation. Any ideas?


so far I have on my list
Kate Atkinson - Started early took the dog
David Nicholls Starter for ten
If God was a rabbit
Stella Rimmington recently reviewed book but can't remember its names.
Something set  in early 1800's - I love all the gore and chaos


I shall probably end up doing what I always do and blag books off my sister who has her own library practically. That and maybe a trip to the local library.


And any tips on how to get my teens back into reading? She-ra used to devour every Darren Shan that came her way and read the entire collection several times over. These days - nothing, nada, zilch. I have tried to encourage her but to no avail.
He-man has recently taken up reading again but is just re reading his old Cherub books. He's nearly 17 and should be on something a bit more advanced but hey at least he is reading, its not porn and has asked for the latest Cherub book to take away with him.


So if you would like to write a blog post about your book recommendations or if you want to link to past posts about book recommendations please use the linky tool thingy below. All hot tips are most welcome.This list will be open until 23 August so please feel free to come back and see what has been recommended. My recommendation by the way;


It's an oldie but a goodie plus you get laughter as added bonus.
Others I would recommend: 
A concise Chinese- English Dictionary for lovers by Xiaolu Guo
Framed by Frank Cotterell Boyce
The brief history of the dead by Kevin Brockmeier
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Fingersmith by Sarah waters - a world book giveaway. I would never have read it otherwise


First time linky tool user here goes. Get recommmending


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