It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
October 31, 2011 24 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
I read 3 books in the last week
but one of them I didn’t quite finish…
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The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale. A couple is on a plane that crashes in the sea near the Galapagos Islands. The man’s great-grandfather was in the First World-War in France. I liked the first storyline but not the second. I gave up after 300 pages. (DNF)
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. Memoir in which the author starts cooking lessons for women who almost only eat pre-processed food. They learn a lot, and so does the reader! 5 stars
Korte verhalen schrijven [Writing Short Stories] by Ton Rozeman. Non-fiction with many tips on how to write short-stories from a story as photograph metaphor. 5 stars If you’re in the Netherlands or Belgium you can win a copy of this book (click on the title).
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst. Several generations in an English family. Beautifully written, but not much is really happening.
Nothing by Blake Butler. Non-fiction about insomnia. Written in a very literary manner. Hard to follow sometimes, but also interesting and recognisable. 3 stars
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott. A woman who drives into a homeless family’s car takes them in after the mother of the family has to spend some time in hospital. Very good read! 5 stars Read my review and Q & A with Mari of Bookworm with a View.
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That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?